U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - Office of Science
11/18/21 8:00 PM EST
Fellowships to USA K-12 educators specializing in STEM disciplines to improve the quality of education on a national scale. Awardees will apply their classroom experience and knowledge to national education policy efforts and programming during the length of their fellowship while working in Federal agencies or in U.S. Congressional offices. The goal of the program is for Fellows to be equipped with access to a national network of education leaders and programs, a better understanding of the challenges and possibilities in STEM education, and a renewed passion for teaching, ready to make significant contributions to their schools and school districts.
Some outstanding contributions of past AEF Program Fellows include:
Each participating Fellow must adhere to the following program obligations:
AEF Program Fellows must also comply with all legal and ethical requirements subject to their individual appointments.
GrantWatch ID#: 160768
The number of Fellowships awarded each year varies. The number of Fellowship positions is contingent upon available opportunities within participating agencies and availability of funds. In recent years the program has awarded between ten and twenty Fellowships a year.
Each AEF Program Fellow:
- Receives a monthly living stipend of $7,500.
- Has a travel allowance of up to $5,000 for approved travel requested by their host agency. Limitations on foreign travel will vary by agency.
- Develops professional development plans to guide individual professional development objectives outside their host office responsibilities with ongoing mentoring provided by the AEF Program.
- Has an education allowance of up to $1,000 for approved expenses aligned with the Fellow's individual professional development plan, including courses, conferences, and professional books.
- Receives professional development opportunities throughout the year, including opportunities for Fellows to interact with various organizations, associations and experts who focus on STEM education.
- 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.
- Receives designated office space and agency/office-specific orientation and training.
Spends eleven months (mid-August through mid-July) 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.
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