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Einstein Fellowship - Application is Now Open!

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2010-11 ALBERT EINSTEIN DISTINGUISHED EDUCATOR FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Attention K-12 teachers: Are you an experienced educator who is ready to make a difference in education policy on a national scale?  If so, consider applying for an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship and prepare for a year of unique opportunities.

 

 As an Einstein Fellow, you will spend a school year in Washington, DC sharing your expertise with policy makers. You may serve your Fellowship with one of several government agency sponsors such as the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the National Institutes of Health, or the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and members of Congress or Congressional Committees.

 

The goal of the Einstein Fellowship program is to provide an opportunity for teachers to inform national policy and improve communication between the K-12 STEM education community and national leaders. Selection is based on exemplary experience in K-12 science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) teaching; demonstrated leadership in the community; an understanding of national, state, and local education policy; and communication and interpersonal skills.

 

The Fellowship program was created in 1990 with support from the MacArthur Foundation. Congress formalized the program in 1994 by passing the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Act. The Triangle Coalition administers the program under the direction of the Department of Energy. The application deadline is January 4, 2011.

 

To learn more about the program and apply, visit http://www.trianglecoalition.org/fellows/einapp.htm, or contact Program Manager Kathryn Culbertson at culbertsonk@triangle-coalition.org.

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