Become a Fellow

What is the Ignited Summer Fellowship?

Ignited FellowOur Summer Fellowship is a full-time placement that offers teachers the opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to be successful in today’s industry and research environments. For eight weeks, teachers are matched with a leading company, university, or research organization where they work closely with an experienced mentor to complete a real-world project. Fellows gain skills, share experiences, and develop tailored STEM curriculum to engage and inspire their students.

Eligibility & Timeline

Fellowship Benefits

Compensation
Earn up to $9,000 in income:
Fellows receive a stipend of $7,000, plus up to $2,000 in Fellowship Grants
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DEVELOP NEW CURRICULUM
Spend 10% of your Fellowship creating a plan to transfer knowledge back to the classroom
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CAREER GROWTH
Earn professional development hours and/or university course credits
EXPOSURE TO INNOVATION
Gain new skills and learn more about the latest technologies and techniques
SCHOOL RESOURCES
Build relationships with your Host for student site visits, educational programs and other resources
NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Belong to a professional community of educators supportive of risk taking and innovation

Process and Timeline for Summer 2017

December - March
Complete Application

Submit application by mid-February for best chance of securing Fellowship.

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MARCH - MAY
Review Projects

Express interest in Fellowship projects submitted by Host organizations.

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APRIL - JUNE
Interviews and placements

Phone, in-person or Skype interviews are held until all spots are filled.

JUNE - AUGUST
The Fellowship

Complete the eight-week, full-time Fellowship and attend all meetings.

SEPTEMBER - MAY
The Classroom

Implement Education Transfer Plan at your school and complete Summer Fellowship Impact Report.

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