Applications for the 2017 fellowship are now open.  All submissions must be received by 12 February 2017.

Once you have registered below, the application details will be sent to you by email.

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

Registrations for the 2017 programme are now open.

Register & Apply


Are you a student from another university? (see Wild Card details below)

Registrations for the 2017 programme are now open.

Register & Apply

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.

We are looking for an exceptional student to join the 2017 Fellowship programme.

So 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

Student and Mentor Agreements

2017 Agreements