Deadline to Apply for 2022-2023 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program Fast Approaching

Call for applications closes November 18, 2021, at 8 p.m. EST

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.--()--It’s your last chance to apply for the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program. The call for applications closes on November 18, 2021, 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:

  • Created deployed online learning tools for students and teachers.
  • Provided subject matter expertise in virtual mentoring, hybrid teaching, and bridging the digital divide.
  • 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.

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 November 18, 2021, at 8 p.m. EST through the online application system.

Current sponsoring agencies include the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Library of Congress (LOC), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (SI), the US Geological Survey (USGS), the Department of Interior (DoI), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 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 (ORISE). 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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Amy Schwinge, 865-335-9979


Amy Schwinge, 865-335-9979