Virginia Commonwealth University

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National Scholarship Office

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowships


Teaching fellowships

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is seeking applicants for physical science and mathematics teaching fellows – individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree in a physical science, engineering or mathematics and now want to teach science or mathematics in U.S. high schools.

In addition, KSTF is recruiting for the new biological science teaching fellowships. KSTF seeks individuals with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary biology, such as systems, computational or model-based biology. KSTF is looking for those with a commitment to changing the content and instructional focus of high school biology.

KSTF was established in 1999 to strengthen the quality of science and mathematics teaching in the U.S.

KSTF teaching fellowships support individuals professionally and financially for up to five years, through a teacher preparation program, to establish eligibility for tenure.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in science, engineering or mathematics within the past five years and be committed to teaching secondary science or mathematics in U.S. schools.

Award information

Fellowships will be awarded to up to 15 individuals in both physical science and mathematics.

While individuals are enrolled in a recognized teacher certification program, fellowship support includes tuition assistance and a monthly stipend, as well as room, board, travel expenses and fees for summer professional development activities. Once fellows have begun teaching full time, they are eligible to apply for instructional materials grants and school-site mentor support. Additionally, the award includes room, board and travel expenses to three fellows’ meetings per year and membership in a professional organization.

Application information

Application instructions can be found on the KSTF website.  Only online applications will be considered.

For more information, visit our website or contact one of our program officers:


Jeff Wing, Director, National Scholarship Office
701 West Grace Street, Room 1410
P.O. Box 843010
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3010
Phone: (804) 828-1803
Fax: (804) 827-1669