The Jackson Laboratory and The University of Maine are pleased to announce the annual Teacher Research Sabbatical program – a paid academic-year research experience open to all STEM teachers in Maine and other rural New England states.
Teacher Research Interns will work full-time for the spring semester with a biomedical scientist at The Jackson Laboratory, an internationally recognized genetics research institute in Bar Harbor, Maine.
The goals of the program are to give teachers a deeper understanding of the process of science and to help teachers develop curricula that emphasize guided inquiry and a culture of science in the classroom. There are no prerequisites and expertise in genetics is not necessary.
Stipend and Housing. Teachers will receive a $28,000 stipend for the semester internship that runs from mid-January to mid-May 2014. Near-campus housing in Bar Harbor is available for a low cost and a $1,500 housing stipend will be provided.
Course credit. In addition to research, the program includes a 3-credit UMaine course “Research-related Curriculum Development in Science and Mathematics”, taught by Dr. Michelle Smith.
Dates. Mid-January through mid-May 2014.
Applications are due October 15th.
For complete information and an online application, please see the following website: