TED Fellows Program
The TED Fellows program is a global network of 300 innovators and trailblazers from a spectrum of disciplines. Every year, we look for 40 additional amazing change-makers to join the pack. Plug into this vibrant community by applying to be a Fellow, sponsoring the program or exploring their stories of growth and impact.
The TED Fellowship Program is proud to announce our new class of TED Fellows! These 21 world-changers, 10 women and 11 men, hail from 12 countries! Our new cohort includes a Hawaiian geneticist focused on establishing ethnic diversity in genome studies; an Iranian photographer capturing the often undocumented youth culture in the Middle East; an Italian biomedical entrepreneur creating a revolutionary device to beat pancreatic cancer; a Ghanaian-American producer who created a viral web series hailed as Africa’s Sex and the City; a British physicist pioneering discoveries in emerging field of perovskite solar energy; a Canadian biohacker using low-cost, open source materials to grow human tissue; and many more!
How can we quantify to the reach of our global network? The TED Fellows program has grown into a global network of 378 innovators representing 86 countries, working across a vast spectrum of disciplines, from the arts to science to medicine to entrepreneurship and beyond. Take a look at some of the numbers that represent our growing network!
In this deeply personal talk, visual artist -- LaToya Ruby Frazer, gives us a glimpse of life in Braddock, PA. Her photos tell the tale of inequality, health care and environmental racism and the impact the industrial town has had on her life and the lives of those close to her.
Jedidah Isler is an astrophysicist and TED Fellow who has fallen deep into the supermassive hyperactive black holes of our universe! In her incredible talk, she introduces us to objects that can be 1 to 10 billion times the mass of the sun — and which shoot powerful jet streams of particles in our direction. Learn more from her talk!
In this charming talk, the TED Senior Fellow describes some of his official work to make sure humans are prepared for life in deep space ... and shares a fascinating art project in which he challenged people worldwide to design homes we might live in there.