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At WIRED2014 last year 12 inaugural WIRED Innovation Fellows were welcomed to the stage. Each gave a talk describing their significant impact on the world in their respected fields. WIRED will continue this celebration of forward-thinking innovators by expanding the 2015 WIRED Innovation Fellowship programme to 14 Fellows.
What are the WIRED Innovation Fellowships?
Inspired by successful fellows' programmes WIRED are leveraging their network and resources to promote the work of emerging talents. In 2015, there will be 14 WIRED Innovation Fellows, who will gain free and full access to all WIRED events; the opportunity to speak on their conference stages and network with other Innovation Fellows and conference speakers; coverage in digital and print publications; and further support and mentorship that WIRED and their partners can offer. As well as speaking at WIRED's annual flagship event, Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend other events, such as WIRED Health on April 2015 and WIRED Money on July 2015. Further events will be announced soon.
Who can apply for a WIRED Innovation Fellowship?
The WIRED Innovation Fellowships are open to any individual working in fields normally covered by WIRED who, in the editorial team's opinion, has the potential to make a significant impact on the world. They are looking for emerging innovators in science, technology, design, culture, business, the arts -- and other fields covered by the magazine -- who have a fresh and energetic approach and a proven track record of early success. WIRED Innovation Fellowships will be awarded at the sole discretion of the WIRED editor, in consultation with the wider editorial team.
How do I apply for a WIRED Innovation Fellowship?
To apply to be a WIRED Innovation Fellow, you need to send all of the following to [email protected], with "Innovation Fellowships 2015" in the subject line:
- Your name, full street address, email address, phone contact, and details of your current work.
- Your biography, in up to 500 words.
- An explanation of why you believe your work will make a significant impact on the world, what is innovative about it, and therefore why you deserve to be one of the WIRED Innovation Fellows. Your explanation can be up to 1,000 words of text, plus any supporting photographs, videos, audio or other documentary material.
When is the application deadline?
WIRED must receive your completed application by midnight GMT on Sunday, 1 March 2015. They will inform successful candidates by the beginning of April 2015.