Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

The Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship application is now open. Check out the press release:

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) is calling for 2014 Teaching Fellowship Applicants. Attached is an overview of our fellowship and criteria or you can visit

The KSTF teaching Fellowship is intended to support beginning high school science and math teachers. Individuals who have recently earned a secondary teaching credential (no earlier than January 1, 2013) or will earn their credential no later than September 1, 2014 are eligible to apply.

Applications close on October 15.  Anyone that is familiar with KSTF may remember the application deadline being in January. We have opened our applications earlier in the year to accomodate for the shift in the due date.


The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship awards grantees with a $30,000 stipend and admission to a highly selective masters program in education. The fellowship is intended for STEM graduates, with the intention fo placing more of these graduates in the classroom. The masters programs are offered in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, only. Graduates must agree to teach in a high need urban area in one of these states for at least three years following graduation from the program.

This year’s deadlines are:

October 7 (Transcripts)

October 19 (Completed application)

JET Program

Deadline: January 2013

The Japanese Exchange and Teaching program gives university graduates the opportunity to teach English in Japan. This program is coordinated through the Japanese government, and has a very good reputation as a teaching abroad program.

In addition to teaching assistant positions, JET also offers positions for individuals to serve as coordinators for international relations and sport exchange advisors.

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

This application will open on September 17, 2012.

The KSTF is a fellowship designed to support new teachers in high school science and math.  Fellowship recipients have a strong background in science and math, and intend to have a career in teaching. This fellowship is not designed for students who intend to teach on a temporary basis, and there is a five year teacher requirement attached.

Certified math and science teachers are not eligible to recieve this award, so, if you graduate with licensure, you are not eligible for this.

Full time students recieve up to $10,000 dollars a year in tuition assistance. In addition to this, fellows are eligible for small grants for classroom supplies as well as support for mentor-teacher relationships. The KSTF also provides fellows with a support network of other fellows and mentors.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship

The James Madison Fellowship is designed for students who plan to become teachers of American history, American government, or social studies at the 7th through 12th grade level. You do not need to have completed an undergraduate degree in one of these areas, however, you must be planning to study this in graduate school. Approved degrees include: MA in American history or political science,. or an MEd or MAT with a concentration in American Constitutional history or American government, political institutions, or political theory.

Upon graduation, fellowship recipients must teach American history, American government of social studies at the 7th through 12th grade level for one full year, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship (North Carolina).

The deadline for this year is March 1, 2013.


The A&T deadline for this year’s Fulbright competition is September 17. In order to apply, you must contact the Office of International Programs

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the US Department of State. It provides students and faculty with funding to study, research and teach abroad.

The program is only available for graduate studies and research, so this will be an opportunity for current seniors and recent graduates only. In order to apply for a Fulbright, you must be a US Citizen, and you may not have earned a doctoral degree.

The Full Grant is the most widely offered grant. Usually, these grants are designed for an academic year of study in a single country. In order to recieve one of these grants, applicants must design their own course of study. Applicants must also secure an affiliation in the host country (these affiliations are usually universities or other research institutions).

The ETA Grant is a teaching assistantship, and this is a grant for students whose primary interest is in teaching rather than conducting research. These are available in 65 countries and vary from a few months to an academic year in length. These grants also vary in terms of language requirements. While some countries do require that you have intermediate to advance proficiency in the language (South America, Western Europe), others (namely Asian and Northern and Eastern European countries) do not have language requirements. This is a good option for students who would like to live and work abroad but who may not have a specific research interest.

Scholars with ETA grants may pursue research interests. Some countries may provide additional funding for this. The grants do not require applicants to secure affiliations; these affiliations will be secured for you, if you are awarded a grant.


Emmanuel Johnson, 2013-2014 Fulbright student scholar to England. Emmanuel is a 2013 graduate of North Carolina A&T, majoring in computer engineering and minoring in philosophy. He’ll be earning his Masters in Robotics at the University of Birmingham in England as part of his Fulbright Scholarship.