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 on a rolling basis until all Fellowships are filled.