The Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship works with a network of leading universities around the world to identify and support agents of change with the creative thinking and innovation to shift to a new economic system.

Our unique approach brings together students, their academic mentors and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s extensive circular economy business networks, acting as a catalyst for transformational collaborations and opportunities around the circular economy. Take a look at some of our Fellowship stories and videos below.

Fellowship stories


Phil's Fellowship Story

An MSc student in Environmental Management for Business at Cranfield University, Phil's Masters Thes...

Eduardo’s Fellowship Story

Eduardo Aguinaga's Circular Economy Innovation Project (CEIP) was undertaken as part of his ongoing ...

Flora's Fellowship Story

During her summer school, Flora Poppelaars, an MSC Industrial Design Engineering student at TU Delft...

Kevin's Fellowship Story

Kevin is currently applying knowledge and expertise on systems thinking and circular economy gained ...

Federico's Fellowship Story

Whilst an SMF fellow, Federico Apestegui Guardia (Class of 2014, Wild Card winner, HEC Paris) secure...

Melissa's Fellowship Story

Extending the life of their products and increasing customer value is key to Steelcase’s core busine...