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Allen Institute Teacher Fellows


Apply for our year-long fellowship for high school teachers in the Pacific Northwest to partner with the Allen Institute to co-create, pilot, and publish a novel neuroscience lesson for your students. Applications are due June 3, 2024

Aug 12 - 13, 2024

Allen Institute, Seattle, WA


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Program Details

Fellowship Milestones

  • Attend the in-person kickoff workshop at the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA, August 12-13, 2024 
  • Work in a group with other teachers to co-create and publish a novel neuroscience lesson
  • Pilot and evaluate lesson with students during the 2024 – 2025 school year 
  • Attend four virtual meetings throughout the 2024 – 2025 school year for continued development of lessons 
  • Agree to share the lesson in an open access format with other teachers by publishing the final lesson within the Allen Institute Education Materials Library  

The Allen Institute’s Education & Engagement team invites high school STEM teachers in Washington, Idaho, or Oregon to apply for our inaugural Allen Institute Teacher Fellows cohort. This program supports high school STEM educators to co-create a new lesson for their students using scientific resources from the Allen Institute. Teachers will apply to join a cohort of peer educators who will spend the year-long fellowship working together with Allen Institute scientists and Education & Engagement staff to co-create, pilot, and publish a unique neuroscience lesson for their class. Teachers will work in groups to write their lessons and will be paired with a scientific mentor from the Allen Institute to help guide the development of the lessons. Applications are due June 3, 2024 by 11:59pm PT. 

Open science can be a powerful tool for equitable access to science learning and research experiences. We are seeking teachers who are committed to developing culturally relevant science curricula and fostering inclusive STEM learning environments.  




Navy blue timeline with the different phases and milestones of the Allen Institute Teacher Fellow program on it with navy blue dots marking the different meeting points of the program.


Eligibility requirements:

    • Current high school STEM teacher in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho who will be actively teaching during the 2024 – 2025 school year  
    • Have at least 2 years of teaching experience in your STEM discipline  

Teacher Fellows will receive:

    • A $1500 stipend (two payments of $750) as compensation for time and effort spent writing, piloting, and publishing the lesson
    • Up to 20 STEM clock hours for Washington State participants. At this time, we aren’t able to provide clock hours for participants from Idaho or Oregon.  
    • Reimbursement of up to $1000 for travel-related expenses (with receipts) incurred while traveling to Seattle for the in-person August 12-13, 2024 workshop. This could include reimbursement for gas, hotel accommodations, etc.

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