Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF)

Applicant Class Year: 
Minimum GPA: 
Additional Eligibility Notes: 
  • Demonstrate leadership and outstanding content knowledge
  • Possess a recent content degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (typically within the last 5–10 years)
  • Commit to teaching high school STEM subject(s) in the United States as a primary career (cannot have more than 5–10 years of work experience in another field, or more than 2 years of teaching experience—not intended for career changers)
  • Earn a secondary teaching credential

Non US Citizens may apply, but you must be certified in the US as well as obtain a teaching job at a US High School. KSTF does not sponsor visas.  If you unsure about your eligibility after reading the selection criteria, please contact us at with questions.

External Deadline: 
Field(s) of Interest: 
Natural Sciences
Time of Opportunity: 
North America
Funding Type: 
Scholarships / Fellowships
Funding Source: 
Externally-funded opportunity
International Students Eligible?: 
Yes – Opportunity has no citizenship restrictions
KSTF supports passionate, dedicated teachers to thrive in the profession, lead from the classroom and become change agents in education. The KSTF five-year fellowship, one of the most generous and comprehensive professional development programs for STEM teachers, provides its fellows access to a close, collaborative community of like-minded colleagues.
The KSTF Teaching Fellowships are awarded annually in the areas of biological sciences, mathematics and physical sciences. In selecting the Fellows, KSTF assesses depth and breadth of the applicant's content knowledge, their potential to develop exemplary teaching practices and their ability to cultivate their leadership skills to become future teachers.