Are You a Trailblazer, Change-Maker, Artist, Doer and Innovator? Apply for the TED2016 Fellowship | Deadline is September 20th, 2015

The application Deadline for this year’s TED Fellowship Program is September 20th, 2015. CLICK HERE to apply today!



WHAT is the TED Fellowship Program?

TED Fellows 2At TEDGlobal 2007 in Arusha, Tanzania, 100 Fellows from across Africa joined a first-of-its-kind gathering that brought together the “Cheetah” generation.

TED speaker George Ayittey coined this nickname to describe a generation of young people from across Africa who were entrepreneurial, fluent in technology and “ran like the wind.”

In Arusha, many new friendships, collaborations, companies, investments, websites and NGOs were born.

After the spectacular success of the first group of Fellows, we created a permanent platform — the TED Fellows program — to feed the passion of other amazing paradigm-shifters and foster the collaborative spirit.



WHY should you consider applying?

The TED Fellowship offers access to an exclusive private network of change-makers, unique skills-building workshops and the mentorship of world-renowned experts. TED Fellows also present their very own TED Talks at the conferences – an unprecedented opportunity to spread their great ideas. After the conference, TED Fellows remain connected to the myriad resources of the TED community.

Every year, the TED Fellows program nurtures the vision and passion of 40 thought leaders and trailblazers, giving momentum to their ideas. With a global network of over 300 Fellows strong, the TED Fellows program is a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration, connection and innovation.


WHAT are the requirements for applicants?

They look for different applicants than many other leadership-oriented programs. Instead of business people, professionals, policy wonks and government officials, the TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.

Apart from their impressive accomplishment, TED Fellows have two important traits: fine character and a good heart.
If you think you have all of the features listed above, then you should apply! CLICK HERE to apply. Remember the Deadline for the 2016 application is September 20th 2015.


TED Fellows


HOW does the TED Fellowship Program works?

Every year, we invite forty people from around the world to participate in either the TED or TEDGlobal Conference and partake in a unique experience that grows their potential. We select TED Fellows across all disciplines based on the strength of their achievements, their potential for impact, and their character.

Once the TED Fellowship year has passed, we choose 10 from the pool of existing Fellows for the two-year TED Senior Fellows program, bringing them to four additional conferences (for a total of 5).


WHEN is the application Deadline?

The Deadline for this year’s application is September 20th, 2015. CLICK HERE to apply now!


For more information on the 2016 TED Fellowship Application, CLICK HERE.

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