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Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

Provides financial and professional support for those interested in teaching high school science and/or mathematics.


The Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles Foundation was established in 1999 to strengthen the quality of science and mathematics teachers teaching in grades 9-12 in United States schools.  The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation supports individuals and programs designed to encourage and sustain young scientists and mathematicians as they dedicate their lives to teaching other young people and to becoming leaders in the field of education.  KSTF Teaching Fellows are young men and women who have received a bachelor's or advanced degree in science, engineering, or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools.  The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure. 


SEE ALSO:  Newton Fellowship Program

Selection Criteria

KSTF Teaching Fellows are individuals with a strong background in mathematics or science who demonstrate a commitment to improving high school science and mathematics education in the United States.  An ideal candidate can demonstrate leadership and achievement in past endeavors, has experience with adolescents and/or teaching, and can articulate his/her motivation for becoming a teacher.


Applicants must:

  • Have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a physical science, mathematics, or engineering before the fellowship begins;

  • Enroll in a secondary teacher credential program before the fellowship is awarded;

  • Have earned their most recent degree in science, mathematics, or engineering within the past five years;

  • Not be a certified math or science teacher.


Fellows who are full-time students receive annual tuition assistance and a monthly stipend while they work toward a teaching credential.  Full-time teachers are eligible for small materials grants and support for a mentor-teacher relationship.  All fellows receive funding for summer professional development and summer living stipends.  KSTF also supports membership in a professional organization and travel to professional meetings.


Teaching fellows receive both financial and professional support for up to five years while enrolled in a teacher credential program and during the first few years of teaching.

For more information:

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship



Internal Selection Deadline (LSU)