Eligibility and Requirements


K-16 full-time teacher able to commute to the SF Bay Area

You must be a full-time teacher with a contract for the 2020-2021 school year AND be able to commute daily to the San Francisco Bay Area for seven or eight weeks during the summer

Most of our projects for the Summer Fellowship Program are in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties

You must be contracted to teach full-time during the following school year to meet program requirements

Committed to teaching

Participants should have completed at least two years of full-time teaching in any discipline by June of the current school year

You are committed to continuing to teach for at least the next three years

Ability to work full-time in a non-teaching position

You should have a legal right and the necessary documents to work in the US in a non-teaching job

You should be available full-time during standard business hours for the period of the Summer Fellowship


Complete an eight-week project, assigned by your company or research lab, working eight hours per day, 40 hours per week during standard business hours. Ignited may approve minor adjustments to the length or dates of the project during the working period (June 15 to August 7, 2020)

Design and implement an Education Transfer Plan (ETP) to apply your summer experience to your school or classroom during the academic year

Attend meetings to support development of the Education Transfer Plan

Earn a passing score on the ETP rubric to qualify for grant money and be eligible for future Ignited Summer Fellowships

Complete a survey at the end of the summer and an Impact Report after implementing your ETP

Don’t solicit or accept employment from the organization sponsoring your Summer Fellowship

Return to teaching the following school year



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