TED Fellow application form

Before you get started, it's important to read our tips for applying. They will help you best complete the application below. All questions with an asterisk ( ) require answers.

Applications for the TED2018 Fellowship class are due by September 10, 11:59pm UTC.

Privacy notice: We use your responses to consider you for a Fellowship and for communication purposes only; we will never sell your information to a third party.

The basics

e.g. clean water, film & dance. (Limit 100 characters)

Your contact information

A bit more about you

We take this portion of the application very seriously. Please take the time to answer the questions thoughtfully and with plenty of detail, to help us understand who you are. Please note that character limits include spaces.

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e.g. (you're a wine expert, you own a bakery, etc.) (Limit 750 characters)
  • The name of the award, prize, or fellowship
  • The date it was received
  • Any necessary context about the honor (e.g. "major math prize in Eastern Europe")
Note: Awards are not required to receive a TED fellowship (Limit 750 characters)
  • Educational institution
  • Type of degree
  • Subject
  • Dates completed
  • Any additional context
Note: Formal education is not required to receive a TED Fellowship. Many Fellows have not been to school or did not finish.
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Good examples include: your blog, your company's or organization's website, press coverage of your work, your portfolio, research examples, photos, etc. Please do not provide links to your Facebook page or Linkedin profile.

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References

Please provide three (3) references who know you well. We may or may not contact your reference(s) throughout the application process – please notify them that we may do so.

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Terms of application

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