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The NYAC Scientist-in-Residence Program 2024/2025 for NYC public school teachers.

Application Deadline: June 14th, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 New York Scientist-in-Residence program. Created in cooperation with the New York City Department of Education in 2012, the Scientist-in-Residence (SiR) program matches scientists with NYC public school teachers to bring scientific inquiry to life in the classroom. By combining their content and pedagogical expertise, each scientist-teacher pair will develop and implement a year-long project that prepares students to engage in authentic research and spark their interest in STEM learning.


  • If you are a graduate student, postdoc or STEM professional and want to make a difference in the lives of students in the NYC area, then this program is for you!
  • Qualified Scientists are:
  • Graduate students, postdocs, or professionals from STEM disciplines who are interested in improving their pedagogical and communication skills and expanding their teaching experience
  • Located within commuting distance of New York City and/or willing to travel within the five boroughs
  • Available and committed to attend all trainings and meetings


  • Each SiR team will have a $500 budget for their project materials
  • Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a stipend of $500. Limited travel reimbursements are also available for scientists to support travel to schools.
  • All participants will also receive a complimentary Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences

Note: All participants will be required to complete necessary tax forms prior to receiving a stipend.


  • June 14: Applications deadline (note: all applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and qualified applicants will be contacted for a phone interview)
  • July 26: Accepted applicants notified

Mandatory events:

  • August 9: Scientist Orientation (virtual; scientists only)
  • August 24: Summer Institute Orientation A (in-person; grades 2-8 only)
  • August 25: Summer Institute Orientation B (in-person; grades 9-12 only)
  • October 21: Fall Planning Session (virtual; all participants)
  • January 28: Winter Planning Session A (in-person; grades 2-8 only)
  • January 30: Winter Planning Session B (in-person; grades 9-12 only)
  • May TBD: Student Showcase (time and location TBD)

More Info: New York Scientist-in-Residence program



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