The U.S. Department of Energy is glad to announce Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program. To be eligible for the fellowship, you must have been teaching at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline at a public or private elementary or secondary school. The fellows will spend eleven months in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office engaged in education policy and/or program related activities. They will get a monthly living stipend of $7,500 and many more benefits.
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
- Be a U.S. citizen at the time of applying (by the November 17, 2016, application deadline).
- Have a minimum of five complete years of full-time classroom teaching experience prior to submitting the application. Student teaching does not count toward this minimum full-time teaching requirement.
- Have been teaching full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school 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.
- Be currently employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school or school district in the U.S.
- Be able to provide a letter of recommendation from a school district official as one of their three required letters of recommendation.
- Be able to obtain a leave of absence from teaching in order to participate in the program for the full eleven months.
How to Apply:
The application form must be completed on-line. The candidates must login themselves through the given link: https://apps.orau.gov/einstein/Account/Login
Three letters of Recommendation, submitted online, including one recommendation letter from a school district official.
Each AEF Program Fellow:
- Spends eleven months in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office engaged in education policy and/or program related activities, bringing their experience as an educator to the offices in which they serve.
- Receives professional development opportunities throughout the year, including opportunities for Fellows to interact with various organizations, associations and experts who focus on STEM education.
- Receives a monthly living stipend of $7,500.
- Has a travel allowance of up to $5,000 for approved travel related to their host agency assignments and approved professional development opportunities. Limitations on foreign travel will vary by agency.
- Has an education allowance of up to $1,000 for approved educational expenses aligned with the Fellow’s individual professional development plan.
- Is reimbursed for moving/relocations expenses up to $3,500 for Fellows relocating from outside of the Washington, DC area.
- Is eligible to receive a stipend of up to $550 per month (individual plan) or $1,300 per month (family plan) to offset the cost of health insurance.
- Develops professional development plans to guide individual professional development objectives outside their host office responsibilities with ongoing mentoring provided by the AEF Program.
- Receives designated office space and agency/office-specific orientation and training.
The application deadline is November 17, 2016, 8:00pm EST. The application period typically opens in mid-August, with applications due in mid-November.
Link for More Information:
If you have questions, you can contact through the given link: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/einstein/contact/