Fellowship Program Details

Ignited – Fellowship Program Details


Teachers are eligible to apply for the Ignited Summer Fellowship Program if they meet the following requirements:

Teach K-16, full-time within our service area*

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz or Solano counties

You must also be contracted to teach full-time during the following school year within this area.

*If you do not teach in one of the counties listed above and are interested in a Fellowship, please contact Ignited.

Committed to Teaching

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

Committed to continuing to teach for at least the next three years.

Able to work full-time in a non-teaching job

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

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


In order for the Fellowship to be considered complete, Fellows are required to:

  • Complete an eight-week Fellowship, 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week during standard business hours.¬†Ignited may approve minor adjustments to length of Fellowship.¬†At least six weeks of any Fellowship must be held during the core eight week Fellowship period (June 11 – August 3, 2018).
  • Complete Fellowship project assigned by Host organization.
  • Design and implement an Education Transfer Plan (ETP) for applying the summer experience during the academic year. Earning a passing score on the ETP rubric is required for the Fellow to earn all grant money and be eligible for future Ignited Fellowships.
  • Attend meetings to support Education Transfer Plan.
  • Complete a survey at the end of the summer and a Fellowship Impact Report after implementing their ETP.
  • Forgo soliciting or accepting employment from their Ignited Host organization.
  • Return to teaching the following school year.

Timeline & process

Application Process


Complete application.

March - May

Express interest in Fellowship projects.

Review the projects submitted by Host companies and organizations and formally express interest in one or more.


Interview for Fellowship positions.

* Complete your application by February for the best chance of securing a Fellowship. However, applications will continue to be accepted on an ongoing basis until all Fellowships are filled. Last year, 75% of the teachers offered Fellowships completed their application by the end of March.

Fellowship time commitment


Attend an Orientation.



Complete an eight-week Fellowship.

Work 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week during standard business hours.

Complete an Education Transfer Plan (ETP) translating your experience to
your school. View a sampling of Fellowship Projects and ETPs here.


Implement Education Transfer Plan.

Implement Education Transfer Plan at your school

Complete Summer Fellowship Impact Report