Details of the programme, the application process and the application criteria for the coming year can be found in our ‘Fellowship in Detail’ booklet here. If you meet the criteria outlined and would like to apply, please select the appropriate application route below:

Are you a student at one 
of our Partner Universities 
(see list below)?

Applications will open on 
30 November 2015.


Are you a student from another university?

If you are NOT studying at one of our 14 Partner Universities, you can still apply for a place on the Fellowship through our Wild Card Competition (see further details below).

Click to pre-register 
your interest.

Sign up
to WildCard

List of Partner Universities

Cranfield University, Imperial College London, London Business School, University of California Berkeley, Delft University of Technology, Kedge Business School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIP Politecnico di Milano, National Institute of Design India, Royal College of Art, Stanford University, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Tongji University, Yale University.

About the Wild Card competition

The Wild Card competition is an amazing opportunity for a student from any university in the world to win a place, worth £10,000, on the exclusive Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship Programme for both themselves and their faculty mentor.

We are looking for an exceptional student to join the 2016 Fellowship programme.

So if you are..

  • A postgraduate student ('graduate student' in the US) studying design, engineering or business
  • Interested in the circular economy as an innovation framework for positive change
  • Keen to be a part of the opportunities available in the transition to a circular economy

Wild Card runner up prizes will include two places at the Circular Economy 100 Annual Summit in London* and five places on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Executive Education course.

*Note: does not include travel and accommodation to and from the Summit