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Ignited Summer Fellowship Program

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
K-12 Educators

The Ignited Summer Fellowship Program places eligible K-16 teachers of all subjects into high-performance work sites for the summer. Teachers work full-time for eight weeks, complete a project for their Fellowship Host, and are paid $9,000 for their work. Teachers also spend approximately 10% of their time to develop curriculum to transfer their Summer Fellowship experience back to their students. Since 1985, Ignited has offered 3,589 Summer Fellowships to teachers from 732 schools in 127 districts.

To be eligible for an Ignited Fellowship, teachers must:

- Have completed at least two years of full-time teaching in any discipline by June of the current school year.

- Be committed to continuing to work in education for at least the next three years.

- Currently teach full-time in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz or Solano County.

- Be contracted by a school to teach full-time during the following school year in the Ignited service area.

- Have the legal right, and necessary documents, to work in the U.S. in a non-teaching job.

- Be available full-time during standard business hours for the Fellowship period.

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To explore the high quality, standards-based, Ignited (formerly IISME) Fellowship inspired STEM curriculum that can be downloaded and modified for use in any classroom, please visit
upcoming deadline

Application Deadline: 3/1/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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Ignited (Lead)
Stanford University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Santa Cruz

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 
movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
STEM Fields

Applied Physics
Applied Statistics
Computer Programming
Mathematics Education
Physical Sciences
STEM Education
Technology Transfer

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 11/29/2017
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