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Want to host your own TED Talk? You can apply to become a TED Fellow until June 30

By Ada Pelonia Published Jun 23, 2022 1:13 pm

You’ve said the famous “thanks for listening to my TED Talk” at least once in your life. Now is your chance to say it for real.  

The TED Fellows program is currently accepting applications for the TED2023 Fellowship until June 30, 2022.

The TED Fellows program is considered one of the most competitive and highly selective fellowship programs in the world.

The global community, which began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, is on the lookout for "innovators on the rise in their respective fields who are doing bold, original work."

A fellowship at TED will give chosen candidates a support system with coaching and mentorship programs and professional development opportunities that can get your ideas recognized worldwide.  

If you've always wanted to host your own TED Talk, read more how to apply to become a TED Fellow and  jumpstart your career.

  • TED Fellows will be selected through an open application cycle.
  • Fellows will be chosen based on: "their remarkable achievements, interest in contributing to a growing community, together with their kindness, and innovative approach to studying and solving the world’s toughest problems."
  • Applicants need to submit a written application showcasing what makes their work unique and impactful. 

According to TED, one's GPA or academic standing willl not be a head start for acceptance.

Applicants must be 18 and above and possess world-changing ideas, wherever field they’re working on.

The fellowship program is open to individuals working on-the-ground on world-changing ideas, including inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, and human rights activists.

The application for the TED2023 Fellowship will be open until June 30, 2022.

Apply for the TED Fellows program here.