TED Fellow application form

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

Applications for the TED2019 Fellowship class are due by August 26, 2018 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

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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  • 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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Before submitting this Fellows application, please review how TED processes the personal information you provide via this form.
  • We will evaluate your application to qualify for TED Fellows program and will share this with selected contractors and individuals working with TED to evaluate the applications.
  • If we select you to advance, TED will notify you via email to acquire more information.
  • If we do not select you to advance in the application process, TED will store your information on file in case you apply again.
  • Your information will be processed in accordance with TED's privacy policy.
  • Please reach out to privacy@ted.com if you have any concerns with TED managing your data.