Become a Summer Fellow
What is the Ignited Summer Fellowship?
Our Fellowship is a full-time placement that lets teachers experience first-hand what it takes to be successful in today’s industry and research environments. Teachers are matched with a leading company, university, or research lab where they spend eight weeks working with an experienced mentor to complete a meaningful real-world project. Fellows gain skills, share experiences, and develop their own tailored STEM curriculum to engage and inspire students.
Earn up to $9,000 in income:
Fellows receive a stipend of $7,000, plus up to $2,000 in Fellowship GrantsLearn More
DEVELOP NEW CURRICULUM
Spend 10% of your Fellowship creating a plan to transfer knowledge back to the classroomLearn More
Earn professional development hours and/or university course creditsLearn More
EXPOSURE TO INNOVATION
Gain new skills and learn more about the latest technologies and techniques
Build relationships with your Host for student site visits, educational programs and other resources
Belong to a professional community of educators supportive of risk taking and innovation
Process and Timeline for Summer 2018
December - March
Submit application by mid-February for best chance of securing Fellowship. (We accept applications until all Fellowships have been filled.)
MARCH - MAY
Express interest in Fellowship projects submitted by Host organizations.
APRIL - JUNE
Interviews and placements
Phone, in-person or Skype interviews are held until all spots are filled.
JUNE - AUGUST
Complete the eight-week, full-time Fellowship and attend all meetings.
SEPTEMBER - MAY
Implement Education Transfer Plan at your school and complete Summer Fellowship Impact Report.