The TED Fellowship Program 2023 is inviting applications for a new group of extraordinary, multidisciplinary innovators on the rise in their respective fields who are doing bold, original work.
About the Organization
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events to help share ideas in communities around the world.
About TED Fellowship Program 2023
The TED Fellowship Program recognizes people at work on future-shaping ideas, offering them tools to amplify the power of their vision.
Each year, a new group of TED Fellows from around the world, and from every discipline, are welcomed into this international community of remarkable thinkers and doers who have shown unusual accomplishment, exceptional courage, the strength of character, and the potential to create positive change in their respective fields.
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Given the global pandemic this conference may be canceled and the TED Fellowship may become entirely virtual, depending on expert advice and local health safety protocols.
The TED Fellowship program has the potential to catapult your career forward.
The program offers TED’s power to articulate and amplify the vision of TED Fellows.
They support the individual capacity-building required to take the global stage.
They equip TED Fellows with public speaking and media training, professional coaching, educational programming, and peer support.
They connect TED Fellows to a global network of peers and industry leaders because the only way to succeed is together.
The TED Fellows Program recognizes the folks working on-the-ground on world-changing ideas — the doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and human rights activists.
If you’re at work on a future-shaping idea and over the age of 18, you should apply.
The TED Fellows program is not an academic fellowship and non-traditional educations are welcome.
In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are also important traits they look for in TED Fellows.
How to Apply for the TED Fellowship?
To apply, you’ll submit an application online during TED’s open application cycle.
Your written application is the primary means for showcasing your work — tell TED what makes your work unique and impactful. Please write clearly for a general audience and assume the selection panel knows nothing about your field. Only applications written in English are accepted. Late submissions will not be entertained.
Once your application has been received, TED starts reading. They read every application, and therefore the selection process takes time. You can expect to hear back 8 months after the application closes. All applicants are notified whether or not they have been selected to join the TED Fellows program.
The deadline to submit your application is June 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM UTC.
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