TED Fellows Applying to be a Fellow » Application Form

Thank you for your interest in applying for a TED Fellowship. Please take the time to answer all the questions below. We review each application form in detail, and look forward to reading yours.

Important Notes:

  • Applications for TEDGlobal 2014 Fellows are due by Friday, April 18th, 2014 5:00pm US/Eastern
  • Before you start, it's extremely important to read our tips for applying. They will help you best complete the application below.
  • If you would like to nominate another individual (rather than apply), do not complete this form. Instead, please email your nomination to fellows@ted.com. Include your and the nominee's contact information (phone, address and email). Please tell us why you'd like to nominate him or her. Also list any pertinent websites that might give us more information about the nominee.
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Tell us about yourself

We take this portion of the application very seriously. Please take the time to answer the questions thoughtfully, with enough detail to help us understand who you are.

All responses are limited to 1500 characters except where noted.

List at least one web site that will help us understand you better (such as your blog, your Facebook profile, your company's website, links to your biography, C.V., writing, research, art, and/or photo(s) of or taken by you.)


Please provide three references who know you well. Please include their title, organization, email address, phone and how you know them. We may or may not contact your reference(s) throughout the application process – please notify them that we may do so.

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