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Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program

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The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides fellows the opportunity to work in a Federal agency or in a U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive knowledge and experience in the classroom to education programs and/or education policy efforts. 

Program Overview 

  • Eleven month fellowship
  • Current sponsoring agencies include the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
  • Monthly living stipend of $7,500

Additional information is available at the DOE Office of Science website

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum of five complete years of full-time classroom teaching experience 
  • Teaching full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school district in the U.S. for at least five of the last seven years in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) discipline 
  • Current employment may be as an educator or district official
  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) of the U.S.
  • Active health insurance for the duration of the program 

Application Requirements

  • Letter of recommendation from a school district official as one of three required letters of recommendation
  • Obtain a leave of absence for the full eleven months 

See the DOE Office of Science site to apply for this program.

Program Audience

K-12 Teachers