Application for the USF STEM Fellowship 2020 - 2022 is closed. It will reopen in December 2020.

STEM Education is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics integrated into project based learning. It is an interdisciplinary approach based on real world challenges which inculcates critical thinking and problem solving skills in children.

The USF STEM Fellowship is a full time, two year immersive fellowship during the course of which the fellow will take the ownership of setting up and running low cost, STEM based Innovation Hubs within low income schools and community centers for rural and urban children. In addition to gaining an in-depth understanding of inquiry driven and hands-on STEM education, the fellows will also work on multiple social innovation projects during the course of the fellowship.

Roles & Responsibilities of the STEM Fellow:

  • Working directly with the children and facilitating hands-on, inquiry driven STEM workshops for grades 6 to 10.
  • Program execution and operations for the assigned Innovation Hubs.
  • Development of STEM-based curriculum and modules.
  • Working on innovative projects for rural and urban development. Few examples include a smokeless chulla, water harvesting system and an electric bike.
  • Engaging the stakeholders (parents, teachers, and communities) by conducting regular meetings and maintaining the feedback cycle.
  • Training/ coordinating with interns.

This is not an exhaustive list.

Training provided during the Fellowship:

  • Facilitating sessions and mentoring children in inquiry driven STEM curriculum
  • Program execution, planning, and time management
  • STEM Skills (Mechanical Projects/ Electronics/ Robotics/ etc)
  • Design thinking for social innovation
Eligibility Criteria
  • Indian citizen
  • Age: Above 21 years
  • Language requirement: English, Hindi & Marathi
  • Work experience: Not mandatory
  • Minimum education requirement: None
Program Details
  • Two Years; Full Time
  • Duration: April 2020 - March 2022
  • Monthly Stipend - Rs. 20,000 (including housing allowance)
  • Location - Vaholi village, Maharashtra, India (An hour from Kalyan)


You should Apply if you are:
  • Passionate about the Education Sector
  • Love tinkering and making projects
  • Excited by Science and Technology
  • Want to become a STEM Educator
  • Have high motivation and ownership


Selection Process

Online Application Form/ Telephonic Interview

Please write a detailed application as this is the first level of screening. Last date to apply is 29th February 2020.

Online Assessment

Candidates will be given tasks to work on remotely.

Final Selection

Face to face selection process for which the candidates will need to come to Vaholi village, Maharashra

Application for the USF STEM Fellowship 2020 - 2022 is closed. It will reopen in December 2020.

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