The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) is awarded to a select group of K-12 STEM educators from across the US each year. Teachers selected as fellows serve in a federal agency (NSF, NOAA, DOE, NASA, etc.) or on Capitol Hill for a year, sharing their educator voice to shape STEM education policy and programs at the national level.
To be eligible, applicants must
- be a U.S. citizen
- be fully employed by a U.S. school district and have at least 5 years of full-time teaching experience with at least 5 of the last 7 years in science.
- be able to provide at least one letter of recommendation from a school district official as one of the three letters that are required.
- be able to obtain a leave of absence from teaching in order to participate in the program for the full 11 months.
If selected, fellows will have a variety of professional development opportunities. To help offset the expense of the year of leave and travel / living expenses, participants will receive a monthly stipend, some moving and travel expenses and other benefits.
The application period is open. The deadline to submit the application is November 19, 2020 at 8pm EST.
More information about the program and the application link are available at