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Fellowships to USA Early-Career Teachers for High School-Level Mathematics and Science

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Teaching Fellowships

Knowles Teacher Initiative

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #147793

Grant Description

Fellowships of up to $50,000 to USA early-career teachers for teaching opportunities in high school-level mathematics and science. Fellows will receive stipends and grants, mentoring and coaching, and networking resources. Funding is intended for teachers in the disciplines of physics, biology, mathematics, or chemistry.

Knowles Teaching Fellowships are explicitly designed to support beginning high school teachers; hence the Foundation is seeking candidates who are committed to working with adolescents and teaching math or science at the high school level.

Knowles Fellows may be awarded grants to cover expenses associated with purchasing classroom materials and engaging in professional development. Additionally, Fellows may receive grants to develop and execute leadership activities that have an impact beyond their own classrooms.

Fellows may choose to use approximately half of their allocated funds for annual stipends. These stipends are intended to help Fellows reduce debts they may have incurred and the financial burden teachers often bear—both of which are factors that contribute to sustainability in the profession. Stipends can also be used to support Fellows financially during summer months, allowing them to concentrate on reflecting on the past year, preparing for the coming year and professional development, instead of taking on a part-time job.

Teaching Fellows receive financial support in the form of grants or stipends throughout the year. Professional development grants are available to cover the cost of relevant activities, including workshops, mentoring, practitioner inquiry and Fellow observations. Fellows are also eligible for teaching materials grants. Last, Fellows can apply for leadership grants to pursue efforts that will have a positive impact on education beyond their own classroom.

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible fellows must:

- Have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career;
- Have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach between 2013 and September 1, 2023;
- Have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9–12 in the United States no earlier than January 1, 2018 and no later than September 1, 2023; and be entering their first, second or third** year as teacher-of-record during the 2023–2024 academic year.*
* For the purpose of eligibility, the Foundation considers an applicant’s first year of teaching to be the first year in which they teach full time for the full academic year as the teacher-of-record. ** Third-year teachers will be eligible for 2023 Fellowships only.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in science and/or mathematics, and is committed to teaching physics, chemistry, biology and/or mathematics to high school students in the United States.

Individuals who are not citizens or who hold degrees from outside the United States are eligible for the Knowles Teaching Fellowship. However, they must be committed to teaching science or mathematics in U.S. high schools and possess a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach grades 9–12 in the United States by September 1, 2023.

This Fellowship is not intended to support individuals who are pursuing teaching on a temporary basis, or as a stepping stone to another career.

Fellowships will only be awarded to individuals who will be certified no later than September 1, 2023.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for 2023 Knowles Teaching Fellowships are due by 11:59 pm PST on January 8, 2023. 2023 Fellowship awardees will be announced in May 2023.

After a thorough review of the written materials, the top applicants will be invited to participate in an individual interview via Zoom, which will take place in February 2023. Finalists will be invited to participate in a group interview process via Zoom that will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Applicants should be available for the entire day.

For FAQs, see: https://knowlesteachers.org/faq
For more about the program, see: https://knowlesteachers.org/teaching-fellowship/teaching-fellows-program

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

In total, Fellows are eligible to receive more than $50,000 in financial support of the course of the five-year Fellowship.

Contact Information:

For the online application portal, see: https://knowlescommunity.force.com/applicantportal/s/login/SelfRegister

For questions regarding the grant, please email: apply@knowlesteachers.org.

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PO Box 826
Moorestown, New Jersey 08057

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856.608.0001

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