Teachers Invited to Apply for Community of Practice: Quantum Skills in School Fellowships
Fellowships for teachers of physics, mathematics and computer science in Germany to support the development of modern teaching methods for the teaching of quantum skills.
Stifterverband plays a key role in promoting research in Germany, both as a network and umbrella organisation and, more recently, as a funder.
The Community of Practice: Quantum Skills in School (Community of Practice: Quantum Skills in der Schule) supports the integration of quantum skills into teacher training. There are three funding paths, each aimed at a different group of applicants.
Funding path 1: QuBit fellowships for teacher training
Up to eight fellowships are available for teachers of physics, mathematics and computer science at institutions of higher education (Hochschulen). The funding is intended to support the development of modern teaching/learning opportunities for (prospective) teachers of quantum physics and quantum computer science in schools. Funding of up to €15,000 is provided over one and a half years.
Funding path 2: QuBit fellowships for extracurricular learning venues
Two fellowships are offered to applicants working at extracurricular learning venues. The funding supports the collaboration of the learning venue with one or more schools in the area with the aim of developing a learning arrangement that coherently combines school classes with extracurricular activities. Funding of up to €15,000 is provided over one and a half years.
Funding path 3: QuBit fellowships for teaching staff
Eight tandem fellowships are available for teachers of physics, mathematics and computer science. The aim is to make it easier for the supported teachers to develop innovative and modern school teaching/learning scenarios, and to enable them to broaden their experience through further training. Funding of €1,000 per person a year is provided.
Eligible to apply are teachers of physics, mathematics and computer science at institutions of higher education (Hochschulen) and at schools, as well as professionals at non-school educational institutions in Germany. Professionals at state institutes for teacher training are also eligible.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 January 2024.
(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)