Application for the NJ STEM Innovation Fellowship is now open!

Princeton University's Program in Teacher Preparation is once again partnering with Math for America (MfA), along with Montclair State University and Rowan University, in offering the NJ STEM Innovation Fellowship; a teacher leader program for New Jersey elementary math teachers and coaches. Application for the 2021-2022 cohort is now open to outstanding elementary math teachers and coaches and will bring together 30 educators outside of school hours to learn about innovative STEM teaching practices. Sessions will focus on problems of practice, examining student work, videos of instruction, and reflecting on pedagogy. Application deadline is April 21, 2021. 

Innovation fellowships at-a-glance include:

  • One-year, renewable fellowships for experienced, accomplished elementary math teachers and coaches
  • Focus on in-person and remote teaching innovations shown to improve student learning 
  • Summer institute for all fellows to introduce the teaching innovations and establish the year’s focus
  • Monthly collaboration with other fellows at a leading university in one of three geographic regions – North, Central, and South Jersey
  • $5,000 stipend for each fellow

Applications can be found on the NJ STEM Innovation Fellowship website.

Jessica Monaghan ( and Anne Catena ( are the MfA Fellowship contacts for teachers in the central NJ region.  Jackie Willis, at Montclair State University ( is the contact for the northern NJ region and Rob Wieman at Rowan University ( is the contact for the southern NJ region. Please feel free to share in your own networks and reach out to your regional contact with any questions.