2020 TED Fellowship Program
Deadline: August 27, 2019.
Every year the TED Fellows program selects a new group of extraordinary, multidisciplinary individuals by open application. They look for innovators on the rise in their respective fields with bold, original work.
They’re looking for 20 incredible individuals from all backgrounds to apply to the TED2020 Fellowship. Whether it’s discovering new galaxies, leading social revolutions or making waves in environmental conservation, with the support of TED, our Fellows are dedicated to making the world a better place with their innovative work — and maybe you’re one of them.
1. They look for different applicants than many other leadership-oriented programs. Instead of business people, professionals, policy wonks and government officials.
2. The TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.
3. In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are also important traits we look for in TED Fellows. More than anything, this focus on character has defined the success of the TED Fellows program.
- The opportunity to give a talk on the TED mainstage
- Career coaching and speaker training
- Mentorship, professional development and public relations guidance
- The opportunity to be part of a diverse, collaborative community of more than 450 thought leaders
- Participation in the global TED2020 conference in Vancouver, BC
1. TED Fellows are selected by the program staff, with extensive reference checking and consultation with experts across all fields. Selections are made by the group as a whole, not by individuals.
2. There is no algorithm for how we select our TED Fellows. We select Fellows based on their accomplishments in their respective fields, the potential impact of their work and also their character.
3. The ideal applicant is multidisciplinary in their pursuits and is at a moment in their career to maximize the support of the TED community.