Are you an extraordinary African? Apply for the TED2018 Fellowship

The TED Fellows Program  is all about creating transformational support and positive change around the world. They are looking for a new class of thinkers, extraordinary minds and doer to be part of their world every year. Anyone above 18 years is encouraged to apply.


Who should apply for the TED2018 Fellowship

They  are looking forward to different applicants than many other leadership-oriented programs. Instead of business people, professionals, policy wonks and government officials, the TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.

In addition to an impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are two very important traits we look for in a every potential TED Fellow. More than anything, this focus on character has defined the success of the TED Fellows program.


The application process

Candidates may apply to attend either TED or TEDGlobal.  20 Fellows will be choosen to attend each TED Conference.


The selection process

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.

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, most importantly, their character. The ideal applicant is multidisciplinary in their pursuits, and is at a moment in their career to maximize the support of the TED Community.

If you feel that you meet all of these criterias, what are you waiting for? Go straight and apply here.

When is the deadline? 

September 10, 2017, 11:59pm UTC.

Psssssssst! You can also share this opportunity with someone that fits in. Let’s share this for peace and change in the world✌️