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KSTF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing new math and science teachers with professional development, resources and support to improve STEM education in our schools.

Join an Established network of Over 300 Stem Educators NationwideWe believe positive change in education should start with teachers, through leadership in the classroom and beyond. Our Fellowship helps new math and science teachers explore, test and refine new ways to connect with students and make an impact in their classrooms and schools.


Why a KSTF Teaching Fellowship

We offer one of the most comprehensive fellowship programs in the nation for STEM teachers starting their first or second year of teaching. Find out how you can apply to be part of this amazing national network of math and science teachers.


Program Details

The KSTF Teaching Fellowship is a five-year program divided into three phases, with each phase building on the next. During the program, Fellows will receive professional development from experienced educators and financial support for professional development, classroom materials and more. Learn how KSTF will support your professional development through each phase.


Criteria & Eligibility

Approximately 35 individuals are selected each year to receive KSTF Fellowships. We’re looking for dedicated, passionate individuals who are committed to teaching, who demonstrate the potential to develop exemplary teaching practices, and who have the potential to lead and drive change in education. Find out more about our criteria and whether you are eligible to apply.


Application Components

To complete your application, you will need to provide a resume, transcripts, three letters of recommendation and three essays that describe how you meet KSTF’s selection criteria. Find complete application requirements and details here.


Activity Timeline

Nov. 27, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PST
Application deadline for 2017 Teaching Fellowship

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2017 KSTF Teaching Fellowships. Please stay posted for information regarding the application for 2018 Teaching Fellows.

January 2017*
Telephone interviews for 2017 semi-finalists

March 35, 2017*
Interview weekend for 2017 finalists

May 12–14, 2017*
Orientation Meeting for 2017 Teaching Fellows

July 26–29, 2017*
Summer Fellows’ Meeting

* Signifies mandatory participation to be considered for a 2017 Teaching Fellowship.

E-mail apply@kstf.org


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Becoming a KSTF Fellow has allowed me multiple opportunities to grow as a beginning teacher and provided me with the tools and support to be a teacher leader.

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Math Teacher
New York


What Happens Next

20120727_kstf_0001All applicants who are selected as semi-finalists will be required to participate in a telephone interview that will take place in late January 2017. This one-hour interview will provide the selection committee with the opportunity to learn more about you. 

If you are selected as a finalist for the 2017 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship, you will be required to participate in interview weekend, which will take place in Philadelphia from March 3–5, 2017. Finalists are expected to be available for and participate in all selection activities, which will begin at approximately 6 p.m. on Friday, March 3 and end at approximately 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. KSTF will cover all expenses associated with travel, food and lodging for interview weekend.

If you are awarded a Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Teaching Fellowship, the requirements of the Teaching Fellows Program include:

  • Attending an orientation meeting from May 12–14, 2017 at KSTF’s expense
  • Attending three Fellows’ meetings per year at KSTF’s expense, including the Summer Fellows’ Meeting, which will be held July 26–29, 2017
  • Participating regularly in an online community with other KSTF Fellows
  • Engaging in professional development each year
  • Submitting reports associated with Fellowship benefits when applicable
  • Engaging in an ongoing practitioner inquiry across five years of the Fellowship, grounded in your practice
  • Obtaining a full-time position as a high school teacher in the subject you are credentialed to teach.