The application process
Due to the volume of applications, incomplete and late applications cannot be considered.
Misrepresentation of information on the application will result in immediate disqualification.
Privacy note: All application content will remain strictly confidential and will be used for internal review and communication purposes only; we will never share your information with a third party. References are also submitted in complete confidence.
TED is committed to the principle of equal opportunity.
TED does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran or refugee status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its fellowship opportunities.
During the fellowship
All Fellows must attend all pre-conference and conference events. Late arrival and early departure from the conference are grounds for dismissal.
Any behavior that could bring discredit to the TED Fellows program is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program at TED's sole discretion.
Conference attendance is non-transferable. If a Fellow or Senior Fellow is unable to attend a conference, no one may attend in the Fellow's place.
All pre-conference and conference related events are intended for Fellows and conference attendees only. We cannot accommodate spouses, children or friends.
Upon acceptance into the TED Senior Fellows Program, individuals will be asked to sign a contract outlining the conditions of the Fellowship. Various stipulations of the contract include: intent to fully participate in four pre-conferences and conferences (TED and TEDGlobal) over the subsequent two years. TED must be notified no later than 90 days prior to the conference if a Senior Fellow will be missing. Failure to attend one conference without notice will result in immediate removal from the program. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
TED pays for round-trip economy airfare, ground transportation to and from the conference location, and meals and shared accommodation on site. TED does not cover hotel incidental expenses.