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The INK Fellows Program

The INK Fellows Program is a young, exceptional, cross-disciplinary community of changemakers from across the globe, and the emerging economies in particular. Every year, we identify a fresh crop of budding luminaries in any field, who have proven their potential to be the architects of tomorrow. Through the program, we provide them the support necesary to leverage their impact.

We have two main goals:

1. To create a cross-disciplinary community of like-minded peers, be they entrepreneurs or artists, scientists or social advocates, musicians or technologists. We understand that the experience of being a changemaker can be isolating, as it can lack the financial security, clarity of direction, and social support network that come with traditional jobs. Being an INK Fellow provides the development, mentorship and peer-support necessary to take brilliant ideas to the next level.

2. To provide public exposure, so that our changemakers gain access to potential customers, funding opportunities, accolades and other forms of support critical to their development and success. We aim to give our fellows not only a platform from which to express their ideas, but also the tools of communication to ensure they’re heard.

INK Fellows receive:

All expenses covered to attend the annual INK conference (including the conferencefee, airfare and hotel accommodation)
The opportunity to network with prominent speakers and attendees
The opportunity to be selected for a speaking slot at the INK conference
In-depth coaching in compelling public communication, and how to give an INKtalk
Fellows located in India: local speaking engagement at least one INK event during the Fellowship year
The opportunity to have their INKtalk selected to be posted online at INKtalks.com
The support and camaraderie of the Fellows peer community
INK social media exposure throughout the Fellowship year
Customized assistance dependent upon the needs of each fellow
INK Fellows already have:

A powerful vision for the world
Taken tangible steps to fulfill this vision
Demonstrated serious accomplishment at a young age
A compelling and inspiring story
A need of active support from the INK community
The capability to actively support and enrich the INK community
The ability to articulate and communicate succinctly


Applying to be an INK2013 Fellow

Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 40
INK prefers Fellows to be based in young economies, but great candidates from any location will be considered seriously and competitively
Candidates must be present for the entire duration of the INK2013 conference, and arrive in Kochi one day earlier. Fellows will be in Kochi from October 23rd-27th
Candidates should be changemakers specializing in any field, for example (but not limited to) art, dance, architecture, business, fashion, journalism, medicine, music, technology, science, sports and social activism. Please see our list of previous fellows to get an idea of the diversity of INK Fellows
A candidate’s actions MUST speak louder than their words. Humility is important, and self-promoters will not be accepted
Candidates can be previous INK events or TEDx speakers
Candidates cannot be previous TED Fellows, TED conference speakers, or INK conference speakers

Application Deadlines

April 15th: Application period opens

July 14th: Application period closes at 11:59 PM IST

August 21st: INK2013 Fellows announced

October 23rd-27th: INK2013

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