Heads-up for up-and-coming math and science teachers: The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 fellowship award. Valued at $150,000, the award includes financial resources (including tuition assitance), professional development, teaching materials, and access to the Knowles network of teachers. It is renewable for five years.
The fellowship, which is not need-based, is designed for new or near-future college graduates with strong subject-area knowledge in mathematics or biological or physical sciences. A committment to teaching for at least five years is also preferred. (The FAQs specify that the award is not intended for "individuals who are pursuing teaching as a way to strengthen a resume [or] take a break from another career ...") The application deadline is January 11, 2012.