Thanks to renewed support from Wendy Schmidt and The Schmidt Family Foundation, this programme is currently under re-development. Find out more here.

In the meantime, please contact us at smf@ellenmacarthurfoundation.org if you have any questions, or keep up-to-date with programme developments by joining the higher education academic newsletter

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 two students from any universities in the world to win a place, worth £10,000, on the exclusive Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship Programme for both themselves and their faculty mentor.

Why not apply 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