Knowles Teaching Fellows have access to invaluable resources that help transform new teachers into good teachers who make a difference in the lives of students in their classroom, their school and beyond.

Financial Support

Knowles Teaching Fellows have
access to $9,000* in annual funding
for professional development,
classroom materials and stipends.

* Reflects financial support offered in past years; subject to change annually. Fellows are eligible for grants, but must request funds.

Coaching & Mentoring

Knowles Teaching Fellows are supported by experienced teachers who assist with a wide range of personal and professional challenges faced by new teachers.

Community Membership

Knowles Teaching Fellows are able to tap into a national network of more than 400 teachers who support one another in their efforts to improve education.

To be eligible for a 2020 Knowles Teaching Fellowship, individuals must:

1
Be Committed to Teaching

have the capacity and determination to commit to teaching as their primary career
2
Have a Recent
Content Degree

have earned a degree in a major related to the mathematics or science discipline they intend to teach between 2010 and September 1, 2020
3
Have a Credential/
Certificate/License

have earned or will earn a valid state teaching credential/certificate/license that enables them to teach mathematics or science in grades 9-12 in the United States no earlier than January 1, 2015 and no later than September 1, 2020
4
Be a New
Teacher

be entering their first or second year as teacher-of-record during the 2020–2021 academic year. For the purpose of eligibility, we consider an applicant’s first year of teaching to be the first year in which they teach full time for the full academic year as the teacher-of-record.

Read Why New Teachers Should Apply for a Knowles Fellowship


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"The Knowles community is incredibly supportive and its helped me access resources—both people and otherwise—that has helped me grow as a science teacher."

Sarah Spector
Knowles Teaching Fellow, Biology Teacher, Harrison High School, Harrison, New York
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"The Knowles Fellowship changed my life. It introduced me to people who were extremely intelligent, thought deeply, and really challenged me to think about who I am as a teacher and what I want my classroom to look like. Without the Knowles Fellowship, I wouldn’t be the teacher leader I am today."

Scott Murphy
Knowles Senior Fellow, Physics Teacher, St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Do you know someone who is starting their career as a high school mathematics or science teacher? If so, the Knowles Teaching Fellowship could be the opportunity of a lifetime. Please fill out the below form to refer a potential Fellowship applicant. Once you submit this form, an email about the Knowles Teaching Fellowship will automatically be sent to the prospective Fellow.
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