Fellowship Opportunities for Outstanding High School Teachers

To further inspire and educate a strong STEM workforce, COSMOS offers professional development opportunities for California high school STEM teachers. Chosen for their professional achievements and potential impact on the academic development of COSMOS students, Teacher Fellows serve as a vital pedagogical bridge between university faculty teaching and high school student learning. They consult with faculty on course design, participate in all cluster activities, provide supplemental instruction, mentor students, and help supervise course projects. In addition to summer stipends, generous donations have also enabled COSMOS to provide Teacher Fellows with grants to purchase materials and equipment that enhance STEM teaching and learning in their own classrooms.

To apply, please send CV to

UC Davis Student Employment Opportunities with COSMOS

  • Senior Resident Assistant (SRA) 
  • Resident Assistant (RA)
  • Teaching Intern (TI)

The academic team for each COSMOS cluster is composed of UC Davis faculty, a current high school teacher (the Teacher Fellow), a graduate student (TA), and an undergraduate student (TI). T.I.s lead dual roles by serving as an academic resource during class hours and guiding the students in social and community-building activities. As there is an educational component to this position, Students Assistant (TI) must be familiar with the topics covered by the cluster. Please be sure to read over the cluster descriptions before applying, as there must be evidence that applicants have experience with the cluster subject matter (see cluster list). 

Additional T.I. duties might include any of the following, as needed: social or emotional support for students, assisting with labs or technical support, enforcing safety policies, facilitating group activities, etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Provide guidance and supervision to students ranging from ages 15 to18

· Serve as a role model for appropriate conduct on a college campus

· Facilitate morning announcements with students

· Prepare reports (incident reports, weekly reports, etc.)

· Ensure safety and welfare of students by enforcing rules and addressing conduct issues

· Respond to emergencies as required

· Complete any additional duties assigned during the program prompt

Student Employment Questions & Inquiries, Please email:  Stefanie Smart:




                                                                UC Davis Faculty - CALL FOR NEW CLUSTERS SUMMER 

To submit a proposal for new cluster:   please send an inquiry email to COSMOS


*** New proposals will consist the following information:

1.   A description of the proposed cluster, similar to those found on the UC Davis COSMOS website. See the most recent clusters at: This description, up to one page, should be suitable for posting on the website, and would tell students what they could expect to learn. Note that Clusters are generally organized into two or three courses, but there are no set rules.

2.    Up to one additional page, describing course content that will be delivered over the month.

3.   A list of faculty that would deliver the instruction, along with contact information.