Research Fellowship in Secondary Science and Mathematics Teacher





The Janet H. and C. Harry Knowles Foundation was established in 1999 to

strengthen the quality of science and mathematics teaching in grades

9-12 in United States schools. The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

(KSTF) supports individuals and programs designed to encourage and

sustain young scientists and mathematicians as they dedicate their lives

to teaching and to becoming leaders in the field of education. The

Foundation also supports efforts that provide insight into how to best

prepare high school science and mathematics teachers.




The KSTF Young Scholars Fellowship is a newly established, research

fellowship program intended to contribute to research in science and

mathematics education and teacher preparation by supporting early career

scholars working in critical research areas. To that end, KSTF seeks to

fund proposals that are consistent with the mission of KSTF and promise

to make significant scholarly contributions to the fields of secondary

mathematics and/or science teacher education.






The KSTF Young Scholars Fellowship seeks to support early career

scholars engaged in critical research in science and/or mathematics

teacher education. We encourage applications from scholars in all

disciplines that promise to make significant scholarly contributions to

areas that are consistent with the mission of KSTF, that is,

understanding and enhancing the recruitment, preparation, induction,

mentoring and retention of secondary science and/or mathematics





The fellowship of $110,000 will be awarded to up to three scholars in

2007. Fellows may elect to take the full fellowship award for the

equivalent of full-time work over two years, or $55,000 for half-time

work over two years. This is a non-residential fellowship. No part of

the award may be used for indirect or overhead costs. Scholars may

conduct their research at their home institution or at another research

site that they have arranged. During their fellowship tenure, Fellows

will be required to attend and present their research at the KSTF

Conference and/or professional development meetings of the Knowles

Science Teaching Fellows. KSTF will provide additional travel funds for

Young Scholars to attend these meetings.




* Applicants must have received their Ph.D., Ed.D., or

equivalent research degree by the start date of the award (July 1,



* Applicants from universities and colleges may not be tenured

before the start of the fellowship (July 1, 2007.) Applicants from

other research institutions should typically be within 6 years of having

been awarded their final degree.


* Applications must be made by the individual applying for the

fellowship. Group applications will not be accepted.


* The proposed project must be a research project.






* Fellows must receive approval for their project from a human

subjects review board prior to the release of the initial payment of

fellowship funds.


* Fellows must provide progress reports to KSTF prior to the

release of subsequent payments of fellowship funds.




Selection Process


Complete and eligible applications will be reviewed by KSTF staff and a

selection committee. Finalists will be notified of the award in

February, 2007.






The application deadline is November 1, 2006. An online application

system will be available beginning in August, 2006 at

Electronic applications must be completed and letters of recommendation

received by 5:00 p.m. EST on November 1, 2006. Additional information

and application instructions may be found at







Information about KSTF and its programs can be found on the web at Questions or comments regarding the Young Scholars

Fellowship Program should be addressed to Nicole Gillespie at

856-608-0001 or