The INK Fellows Program for Young Changemakers and Innovators

Deadline: June 14, 2013

Applications are invited from young innovators and change makers for the INK Fellows Program. The program brings together young, exceptional, cross-disciplinary community of changemakers from across the globe, and the emerging economies in particular, in a supportive peer group, and offers them media exposure and necessary support to accelerate their ability to impact society. Every year, INK identifies a fresh crop of budding luminaries in any field, who have proven their potential to be the architects of tomorrow.


INK Fellows receive:

  • All expenses covered to attend the annual INK conference (including the conferencefee, airfare and hotel accommodation)
  • The opportunity to network with prominent speakers and attendees
  • The opportunity to be selected for a speaking slot at the INK conference
  • In-depth coaching in compelling public communication, and how to give an INKtalk
  • Fellows located in India: local speaking engagement at least one INK event during the Fellowship year
  • The opportunity to have their INKtalk selected to be posted online at
  • The support and camaraderie of the Fellows peer community
  • INK social media exposure throughout the Fellowship year
  • Customized assistance dependent upon the needs of each fellow


  • Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 40
  • INK prefers Fellows to be based in young economies, but great candidates from any location will be considered seriously and competitively
  • Candidates must be present for the entire duration of the INK2013 conference, and arrive in Kochi one day earlier. Fellows will be in Kochi from October 23rd-27th
  • Candidates should be changemakers specializing in any field, for example (but not limited to) art, dance, architecture, business, fashion, journalism, medicine, music, technology, science, sports and social activism. Please see our list of previous fellows to get an idea of the diversity of INK Fellows
  • A candidate’s actions MUST speak louder than their words. Humility is important, and self-promoters will not be accepted
  • Candidates can be previous INK events or TEDx speakers
  • Candidates cannot be previous TED Fellows, TED conference speakers, or INK conference speakers

INK Fellows already have:

  • A powerful vision for the world
  • Taken tangible steps to fulfill this vision
  • Demonstrated serious accomplishment at a young age
  • A compelling and inspiring story
  • A need of active support from the INK community
  • The capability to actively support and enrich the INK community
  • The ability to articulate and communicate succinctly

For more information, click here.