TED 2016 Fellowship Program

TED 2016 Fellowship Program

Deadline: September 20, 2015

The TED2016 Fellowship application is now open! TED is looking for the next generation of innovators who have demonstrated remarkable accomplishment and outstanding potential to positively affect the world.

Twice a year, the TED Fellows program opens applications to find a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers. The TED Fellows program is an international fellowship program designed to nurture great ideas and help them spread around the world.

Though TED targets innovators aged 21 to 40, anyone over 18 years old is encouraged to apply. The TED Fellows program is looking for people who have demonstrated remarkable accomplishment.


In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are two very important traits they look for in a every potential TED Fellow.

  • Applicants should be over age 18 to apply.
  • Individuals from all around the world can apply but applicants from across the five target regions — Africa, the Asia/Pacific region, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East are encouraged to apply.
  • English proficiency is a requirement.


  • The TED Fellowship offers access to an exclusive private network of change-makers, unique skills-building workshops and the mentorship of world-renowned experts. TED Fellows also present their very own TED Talks at the conferences – an unprecedented opportunity to spread their great ideas. After the conference, TED Fellows remain connected to the myriad resources of the TED community.
  • TED pays for round-trip economy airfare, ground transportation to and from the conference location, and meals and shared accommodation on site. TED does not cover hotel incidental expenses. In addition to the above terms and conditions, all Fellows and Senior Fellows must comply with all terms and conditions of TED registration, as well as TED.com Terms of Use.

How to Apply

Candidates may apply to attend either TED or TEDGlobal. Complete and submit the TED Fellows Application form. Please read the application tips before you complete the application form.

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