TED Fellows Program 2018 - Apply to Become a Fellow, Canada


Deadline:

August 26, 2018


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An Inspiring Program for International Changemakers!

The TED Fellows program provides transformational support to a global network of 400 visionaries – scientists, artists, activists, entrepreneurs, doctors, journalists and inventors – who collaborate across disciplines to create positive change around the world.

How it works

Every year, through a rigorous open application process, TED selects a group of rising stars to be TED Fellows. It chooses Fellows based on remarkable achievement, their strength of character and on their innovative approach to solving the world’s tough problems. Fellows are invited to attend a TED conference, where they meet, exchange ideas and connect with the larger TED community. They also give their own TED Talk – an unprecedented opportunity to disseminate their unique ideas to the world.

Program resources

Once selected, Fellows receive transformational support. Fellows participate in professional coaching and mentoring and work with a public relations expert dedicated to sharing their latest projects with the world. TED Fellows participate in an active online network and attend regional meet-ups and retreats for an explosion of conversation and ideas. All TED Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for a Senior Fellowship and grow their leadership in the Fellows community.

The results

After joining the network, TED Fellows report increased clarity of mission and improved self-confidence. Access to the TED community enables Fellows to connect with global leaders who become business partners, collaborators, funders and mentors. With the program’s support, TED Fellows have received millions of dollars in funding, been awarded prestigious prizes and grants, started speaking professionally and been published widely. TED Fellows join the vibrant Fellows community, sparking cross-disciplinary collaborations and ventures. Most significantly, the program has helped the Fellows to expand and intensify the impact of their remarkable ideas and projects, often preserving some of the most important places on the planet and enhancing conditions for people around the world.

Apply to be a TED Fellow

Every year, the TED Fellows program selects a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers by open application. It looks for innovators on the rise in their respective fields with a bold, original approach to their work. All applicants must be 18 years or older.

 

The selection process

TED Fellows are selected by the program staff, with extensive reference checking and consultation with experts across all fields. Selections are made by the group as a whole, not by individuals.

There is no algorithm for how program selects TED Fellows. Fellows are selected based on their accomplishments in their respective fields, the potential impact of their work and also, most importantly, their character. The ideal applicant is multidisciplinary in their pursuits, and is at a moment in their career to maximize the support of the TED Community.

Application tips

Before filling out your TED Fellowship application, please review these tips. They're designed to help you submit your best application possible.

Be concise

Quality trumps quantity. The program is looking for as much information about you as possible, but we purposely don't give you a lot of space. That’s because they are more interested in what you have to say than how you say it. Please also be mindful of  character limits, which include spaces.

Non-traditional education welcome

The TED Fellowship is not an academic fellowship. Your class rank or your GPA holds little weight. The program wants to see you in full-force action -- what you've done, what you're currently working on and what you want to achieve or create in the future. A formal education is not necessary if you have done something remarkable.

Don't be afraid to brag!

Tell about your accomplishments and what makes you exceptional. The program is choosing from a very talented pool of applicants so we encourage you to be brave and stand out from the crowd. Share all of your most impressive projects -- from new inventions and innovations, to ground-shaking research or activism.

Apply early

Applications are open for over a month, but don't wait until the last day to submit your application.

Websites, photos, articles, etc.

Links to what you’ve created and built, and of your accomplishments, will help to get to know you better. That’s why, in the review process, the program make sure to look at each one. Don’t forget to double-check that your links are all working.

Save an offline copy

The program recommends you look at the application form first, then spend time offline composing your answers in Google Docs, Microsoft Word or a similar word-processing program. Please remember to keep an offline copy. 

Apply to be a TED Fellow

Every year, the TED Fellows program selects a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers by open application. We look for innovators on the rise in their respective fields with a bold, original approach to their work. All applicants must be 18 years or older.

 

Application cycle dates

We only accept applications for the TED Fellowship between the opening and closing dates of the application cycle.

TED2019 application cycle
Opening date: July 2, 2018
Closing date: August 26, 2018 (11:59pm UTC)

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Who should apply

We 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.

In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are two very important traits we look for in a every potential TED Fellow. More than anything, this focus on character has defined the success of the TED Fellows program.

The application process

We welcome anyone over the age of 18 to apply. We choose 20 Fellows to attend each TED Conference. 

The selection process

TED Fellows are selected by the program staff, with extensive reference checking and consultation with experts across all fields. Selections are made by the group as a whole, not by individuals.

There is no algorithm for how we select our TED Fellows. We select Fellows based on their accomplishments in their respective fields, the potential impact of their work and also, most importantly, their character. The ideal applicant is multidisciplinary in their pursuits, and is at a moment in their career to maximize the support of the TED Community

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