How to Apply

K-12 Teachers

Are you interested in hosting a scientist in your classroom? The CASE GK-12 program brings science graduate students into K-12 classrooms for ~10 hours per week (5 if two teachers share a fellow) over the course of the school year. Graduate fellows teach scientific methods and concepts in many climate-science related areas, such as plant and animal adaptations, genetics, invasive species, global change, and others.  We encourage teachers with a range of science expertise to apply, from novice to expert. A stipend is provided.

Information sessions will be held March 10 from 5-6 p.m. and March 24 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the FNSBSD Curriculum Library.  We will be accepting teacher applications for the 2014-2015 school year starting March 3, 2014. Click here to download an application. Completed applications should be submitted to Tiffany DeRuyter (tlderuyter@alaska.edu) no later than 5 PM, Monday, March 31, 2014. 

Note: Attendance at our 7-day summer workshop is required for all partner teachers and graduate fellows.


UAF Science graduate students

Are you interested in enhancing your teaching skills?  Do you want to learn more about communicating science to the public?  We encourage you to think about becoming a CASE GK-12 graduate fellow. Fellows receive training in teaching methods and science communication, then go on to work in K-12 classrooms. Fellows are eligible for tuition waivers and a competitive 12-month stipend.

We are now accepting applications for graduate fellows for the 2014-2015 school year.  Applications are due November 8th. Click here for an application.  Information sessions will be held on October 16, 2013 from 4:00-5:00 & October 25, 2013 from 12:00-1:00 in the Runcorn room of the Reichardt Building at UAF.

GK-12 fellows will be selected by awardee institutions. During their tenure as fellows, they must be full-time graduate students pursuing degrees (PhD and/or master's) and conducting research in STEM disciplines. The GK-12 program is intended for fellows who have completed their basic graduate course work and who have experience conducting STEM research. Fellows are expected to be supported on any GK-12 award for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years. Fellows must be citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States. Foreign students who hold student visas are not eligible. Graduate students pursuing degrees and conducting research in science education (e.g., physics education,technology education, engineering education, and mathematics education, etc.) are not eligible.

Note: Attendance at our 7-day summer workshop is required for all partner teachers and graduate fellows.