TED Fellowship Program

TED Fellowship Program

Conducted By : TED
September 20 2018   Fellowship   Undergraduate, Post Graduate   India
 About TED Fellowship Program
  • TED Fellowship Program is a global network of 300 innovators and trailblazers in which every year forty people from around the world are selected to participate in either the TED or TED Global. It is not an academic fellowship thus anybody who has done remarkably in their field can apply for this program and thus a strong academic record is not a requirement to apply.
  • TED Fellowship is for people who’ve made major breakthroughs or have achieved outstanding output and the selected fellows will become part of the TED Conference 2018
  • The Application Process for TED Fellowship opens twice in a year. One is for TED and other for TED Global
  • Dates for the TED 2018 application cycle is as follows: Each application cycle has its own opening and the closing dates. It opens in August 2018 and t
    • Opening date: August 10, 2018
    • Closing date: September 10, 2018
  • The TED Fellows are selected across all disciplines based on the strength of their achievements, their potential for impact and their character.
  • 20 candidates each will be selected for TED and TED Global to attend the TED Conference in Vancouver Canada.
    • Once the TED Fellowship year has passed, 10 candidates are selected from the pool of existing Fellows for the two-year TED Senior Fellows program

What is the difference between TED and TED Global?

  • TED is our historic, flagship event, taking place annually since 1984. TED attracts about 1,300 attendees and three-quarters of its speakers and attendees are from the US.
  • TEDGlobal, held annually in Europe, is TED's twin conference, sharing its format and audience, but with a stronger international approach. Of its 700 attendees, it draws a more global audience and speaker line-up (three-quarters from outside of the US).
  • The TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.
  • So amazing people who’ve made major breakthroughs or have achieved outstanding output.
  • The candidate whose age is 18 years and above can apply. But the target is 21-40 years.
  • Individuals from all around the world are free to apply.
  • TED Conferences are conducted in English, English proficiency is a requirement.
  • Every fellow should possess fine character and a good heart  
 Reward Description

TED Fellowship Reward:

  • Participation in TED and TED Global conferences
    • TED pays for round-trip economy airfare, ground transportation to and from the conference location, and meals and shared accommodation on site. 
  • Senior TED Fellows gets an Opportunity to deliver a TED Talk on the TED University or main TED stage.
    • The Senior Fellows program is an extended two-year Fellowship program. Fellows who have completed the terms of their fellowship may apply to be a TED Senior Fellow. Every year, all the TED Fellows from the previous year who have applied for the Senior Fellows program will be pooled; 10 from among these will be selected to be Senior Fellows.
  • The TED Fellowship offers access to an exclusive private network of change-makers, unique skills-building workshops and the mentorship of world-renowned experts. 
  • Fellows have access to personal mentorship opportunities and speaker coaching
 Application Process
  • The TED 2018 Fellowship application is now open! To apply candidates have to fill the Application form online. 
  • Simply filling the Application Form is not the only task but the candidates also have to write an Essay and provide three references.
  • Applications Deadline: Sunday, 20th September 2018 at 11:59 p.m. UTC / 7:59 p.m. ET.

Tips for Applying:

  • Be concise
  • Actions & Academics.
  • Don't be afraid to brag: Mention about your accomplishments and what makes you exceptional. 
  • Websites, photos, articles, etc: Try to give links of what you’ve created and built and of your accomplishments.
  • Save an offline copy
  • At the top of the application, candidates must select the box corresponding to the conference they would like to be considered for.

Kindly Note: The application processes for the TED and TED Global Conferences different

 Selection Process
  • TED Fellows are selected by the program staff, with extensive reference checking and consultation with experts across all fields.
  • As such till date there is no algorithm or hard and fast rule for how to select the TED Fellows.

Usually, the candidates are selected on the basis of below-mentioned measures:

  • based on their accomplishments in their respective fields
  • the potential impact of their work
  • most importantly, their character.
 Contact Details

TED Conferences, LLC
250 Hudson St.
Suite 1002
New York, NY 10013

Tel: 212-346-9333