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
* Fellows must provide progress reports to KSTF prior to the
release of subsequent payments of fellowship funds.
Complete and eligible applications will be reviewed by KSTF staff and a
selection committee. Finalists will be notified of the award in
The application deadline is November 1, 2006. An online application
system will be available beginning in August, 2006 at www.kstf.org.
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
www.kstf.org. Questions or comments regarding the Young Scholars
Fellowship Program should be addressed to Nicole Gillespie at
856-608-0001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.