Win a Student Fellowship place via the Wild Card Competition 2016

September 30, 2015

​We are looking for an exceptional student to join the 2016 Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship programme

If you are:

  • A postgraduate student ('graduate' student) studying design, engineering or business
  • Interested in the circular economy as an innovation framework for positive change
  • Keen to be part of the opportunities available in the transition to a circular economy can win a place on the 2016 Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship. Click to register for competition updates:

Register here for the 2016
Wild Card competition

The Wild Card Competition

Students of design, engineering and business from any university in the world have the opportunity to win a place, worth £10,000, on an international programme on the circular economy via the Wild Card competition, which opened for registration today (September 30 2015).

Wild Card entrants compete for a place on the exclusive Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship, which takes some of the brightest students and their academic mentors on a 12-month journey to innovate for a circular economy. The Fellowship includes an intensive week-long summer school in London for both student and mentor, an online learning programme accelerating skills for a circular economy, networking opportunities with our CE100 businesses and the development of a circular economy innovation project.

Runner-up prizes

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

Learn more...

The Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship is a global higher education initiative for postgraduate students and their academic tutors from a global network of fourteen Partner Universities.

The Wild Card competition, now in its third year, extends the opportunity to a postgraduate (graduate) student and their faculty mentor, from universities outside the programme.

Watch the videos to find out more.

Find out what 2014 Wild Card winner, Federico Apestegui, from HEC Paris, thought about his experience on the Fellowship.

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