Application for 2021 STaR Fellows Cohort

Applying to STaR

Submit all the following required materials by December 6, 2020.

Online application form

Letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor, a faculty member from your doctoral granting institution, or another mathematics educator who is familiar with your work and potential contributions. The letter should address how participation in the STaR program will facilitate your professional growth.

Letter of support/endorsement from your immediate supervisor (in most cases, your Department Chair). The letter should include these exact words:

“If the applicant is accepted to participate in the STaR program our institution commits to financially supporting [INSERT NAME] for travel costs (air fare, transportation, meals not covered by the program, and additional lodging outside institute dates if needed) for the fellow to attend the STaR Summer Institute (generally held in Park City, Utah) and the follow-up session at the AMTE conference. This financial support is independent of start-up funds allocated to the faculty member. I understand the estimate for total costs is approximately $1500-$2000.”

If your immediate supervisor refuses to use the text above, please continue your application.  Your acceptance to the STaR program will not be affected by the inclusion of this text.  For clarification, please contact Maria Fernandez at

Personal statement. Include a personal statement that describes how the work you are doing as part of your current position is connected to mathematics teacher education. You may think about the work that you are doing within the realms of service, teaching, and/or research. Also explain why you are interested in participating in the STaR program and how your participation will support your work within mathematics teacher education. As applicable, highlight ways that you might meet the STaR program priorities of 1) having a research agenda that is closely connected to mathematics teacher education, and/or 2) graduating from a relatively small doctoral program or being currently employed in a relatively small mathematics teacher education program. (The expected length of this statement is two or three substantive paragraphs.)

Current vita/resume. Provide a current vita indicating recent teaching experience, publications/presentations and service activities.


Eligibility is limited to faculty with a doctorate in mathematics education in their first or second year of an academic appointment as a mathematics educator at an institution of higher education. The faculty appointment may be in a department of mathematics or a school/college/department of education. 


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To submit a supporting document for a STaR applicant, please use the standalone STaR Document Upload Form

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Personal Information

Current Position

Your Education




Teaching Experience

Your Interest in STaR

Supporting Documents

You can upload your supporting documents (letter of reference, letter of support, and vita/resume) here. Optionally, you or others may upload files separately using the STaR Document Upload form.

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