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Application Review and Selection Process
Application Eligibility and Compliance:
- To be considered, an applicant must meet all eligibility criteria and submit an application comprising all required materials by the application deadline.
- To assess eligibility, and prior to the merit assessment and evaluation, an initial review of all applications will be conducted to verify applicant eligibility and ensure all the required application materials have been provided.
- Only those applications meeting all requirements will be advanced for merit review and selection. The application materials uploaded and received through the electronic submission process will provide the sole basis for the evaluation and selection.
Application Merit Review
- The merit review of applications will comprise a thorough, consistent, and objective examination of eligible applicants based on pre-established criteria. Application evaluators must be independent of the applicants and of the host agencies, must comply with all applicable DOE rules or directives concerning evaluation and merit review.
- Applications will be reviewed and scored based upon the applicant’s teaching experience, professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership qualities, and interests as they relate to participating in the Einstein Fellowship program.
Selection and Placement:
- The number of Fellowships awarded is contingent upon the availability of funds by the host agencies.
- Following the merit review, highly reviewed applications are viewed by agency supervisors who will evaluate the applications the areas of: overall quality of the application, classroom expertise; leadership qualities, interest in the fellowship, and letters of recommendation. From this process, agency supervisors will select the top candidates as semi-finalists to interview in Washington, DC.
- Semi-finalists are invited to Washington, DC for a 2-3 day period for individual interviews and information sessions with one or more host agencies and/or offices. These interviews all take place at the DOE headquarters building. Semi-finalists will have the opportunity to indicate at that time whether they are interested in Federal agency and/or Congressional office placement.
- Final selection and appointment is made at the discretion of the host Federal agencies. Finalists will be contacted by the Triangle Coalition regarding offers from the Federal agencies. Candidates who accept fellowship appointments in a Congressional office will be invited back to Washington, DC in the May-August timeframe for placement interviews with Congressional offices.
- DOE employees must comply with regulations governing conduct of employees codified in 10 CFR Part 1010 and Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch at 5 CFR Part 2635. Other host agencies must comply with analogous regulations governing federal employees.
- Recruitment and selection of participants is done without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, or status as a veteran.
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