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Deadline to Apply for Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is Fast Approaching

Washington, D.C. – The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program call for applications closes in just three weeks on Nov. 15, 2018, at 8 p.m. EST. The program provides unique opportunities for accomplished K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators to serve 11 months in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office. Einstein Fellows bring their extensive classroom knowledge and experience to their host offices to inform federal STEM education efforts.

Previous Einstein Fellows have:

  • Designed and implemented national STEM education programs.
  • Built partnerships among federal agencies.
  • Drafted legislation seeking to improve U.S. K-12 education and teacher preparation.
  • Evaluated national STEM programs centered on school reform.
  • Designed and deployed digital and online learning tools for students and teachers.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens who currently are employed full time in a U.S. public or private elementary or secondary school or school district. Applicants must 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 STEM discipline.

Program applications must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2018, at 8 p.m. EST through the online application system.

Current sponsoring agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the Library of Congress and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In addition to sponsoring placements at DOE headquarters, DOE sponsors up to five placements in U.S. Congressional offices.

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program is managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists in collaboration with the sponsoring agencies and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.

Additional information about the program, including eligibility requirements, program benefits, application requirements and access to the online application system may be found at

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