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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International
Individuals to Share Innovative and Unique Ideas

TED Fellows Program

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TED

Deadline Date:

06/30/22 11:59 PM UTC

Description:

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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International individuals to attend a multidisciplinary conference centered around the sharing of innovative ideas. Fellows represent a broad range of fields, and may include, but are not limited to, entrepreneurs, scientists, human rights activists, NGO leaders, artists, inventors, and advocates. Fellows collaborate and share new ideas and research across disciplines to create positive change around the world. The next TED Fellowships class will be invited to an in-person TED conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Every year, TED selects a new cohort of TED Fellows to join the program. Through a rigorous selection process, TED narrows down the thousands of applications to a final cohort. The TED Fellows program is one of the most competitive and highly selective fellowship programs in the world. TED Fellows are chosen based on their remarkable achievements, their interest in contributing to a growing community, their kindness and their innovative approach to studying and solving the world’s toughest problems.

Once selected, TED Fellows receive transformational support. The program offers them TED’s power to help articulate and amplify their vision. The program supports TED Fellows’ with the individual capacity-building required to take the global stage. TED Fellows are equipped with public speaking and media training, professional coaching, educational programming and connect them to a global network of peers and industry leaders.

TED Fellows are part of a diverse, collaborative and global community of more than 500 emerging and established experts. If selected, you’ll have the opportunity to give a TED Talk and gain valuable feedback from TED’s expert coaches on how to hone, express and communicate your work and ideas. You’ll receive career coaching and mentorship from TED's team of professional coaches and get public relations guidance and media training. You’ll participate in virtual programming for TED Fellows and be invited to attend a TED conference. Note: conference invitations may be impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173665

Estimated Size of Grant:

Once you are selected as a Fellow, TED will cover the costs of transportation to and from the TED conference, any visa you may need, accommodations and food while at the conference, and conference registration.

Term of Contract:

The primary obligations of the TED Fellowship last for one year.

You must be available to speak with the TED Fellows team via videoconference for approximately ten hours to develop your short TED Talk.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The TED Fellows Program recognizes the folks working on-the-ground on world-changing ideas -- the doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and human rights activists. If you’re at work on a future-shaping idea and over the age of 18, you should apply.

The TED Fellows program is not an academic fellowship and non-traditional educations are welcome.

In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are also important traits looked for in TED Fellows. More than anything, this focus on character has defined the success of the TED Fellows program.

Because the TED conference is conducted in English, English proficiency is a requirement. However, TED does not require applicants to be native English speakers.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2023 TED Fellowship will close on June 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. UTC.

You can expect to receive a decision within 8 months after the application closes. All applicants are notified of whether or not they have been selected to join the TED Fellows program.

The next TED Fellowships class will be invited to an in-person TED conference in Vancouver (April 7-15, 2022), but given the global pandemic this conference may be canceled and the TED Fellowship may become entirely virtual, depending on expert advice and local health safety protocols.

If you have applied in the past but didn’t receive a Fellowship, you may apply again.

How to apply: https://www.ted.com/participate/ted-fellows-program/apply-to-be-a-ted-fellow

Program FAQs: https://help.ted.com/hc/en-us/categories/360001950173-TED-Fellows

Application tips: http://www.ted.com/participate/ted-fellows-program/apply-to-be-a-ted-fellow/application-tips

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application: https://fellow-applications.ted.com/tedcom/applications/new

For technical help, please email contact@ted.com or support@ted.com.

Contact form: https://support.ted.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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