University of Vermont

National Science Foundation: The Robert Noyce Scholarship for Science Teachers

Noyce Summer Scholars Program Summer 2013

Deadline: April 1, 2013


Paid summer research experience in the physical and natural sciences for students completing their first or second years.


The National Science Foundation has recently awarded a grant to UVM to help recruit and educate the next generation of science teachers. The grant is primarily a vehicle to award scholarships for students majoring in science to become certified teachers and for science and technology professionals to return to school to change careers to teaching. As part of the award there is a summer research institute, the purpose of which is to help students hone their interest in science while exploring the possibility of science teaching as a career path.

Key information

Eligibility: Students with a declared science major completing their first or second year. Individuals with disabilities or students from groups underrepresented in science or teaching are strongly encouraged to apply.
Stipend: $3700 for 10 weeks.
Application deadline: April 1, 2013
Program dates: June 1 – August 13, 2013 (10 weeks with exact start/end dates flexible with research advisor).

How to apply*

(1) Complete on-line application form.
(2) Submit personal statement (a 500-word or fewer essay on your research interests, any prior research experience, and career goals) and transcript as a pdf attachment to
(3) Have two letters of recommendation, at least one of which would be from a science professor, submitted on your behalf by e-mail to Noyce Program

*NOTE: Hardcopy applications can be submitted to: Noyce Summer Scholars Program, College of Education and Social Services, Secondary Education Program, 411 Waterman Building, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.


Contact Dr. Rory Waterman

Last modified February 22 2013 11:00 AM