Ignited (formerly IISME) offers research and industry-based professional development opportunities for K-16 teachers in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Solano Counties. The program places eligible K-16 teachers of all subjects into high-performance work sites for the summer. Teachers work full-time for 8 weeks, complete a project for their sponsors, and are paid $9,000. Teachers also spend approximately 10% of their paid time focusing on how they will transfer their Fellowship experience back to their students. Applications are accepted until all positions are filled but it is highly recommended that you apply before March.