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Two Years. $100,000. Some Ideas Just Can’t Wait.
The Thiel Fellowship is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. The Fellowship brings together some of the world’s most creative and motivated young people, and helps them bring their most ambitious ideas and projects to life. Thiel Fellows are given a no-strings-attached grant of $100,000 to focus on their work, their research, and their self-education. They are mentored by our community of visionary thinkers, investors, scientists, leaders, and entrepreneurs, who provide guidance and business connections that can’t be replicated in any classroom. Rather than just studying, they're doing.
Candidates must be 19 years old or younger as of December 31st of the application year. The ideal candidate has ideas that simply cannot wait. She or he wants to change the world and has already started to do it in some fashion. We want fellows who dream big and have clear plans, who take risks and learn from mistakes, who think long-term and like to tinker. Inspire us.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Allyson Dias (Community Administrator) at