Project Areas

The Thiel Fellowship rewards bold and innovative ideas for how science and technology can change the world. Take a look at some of the amazing work of our current fellows and see if you’re ready to join in.

“Maybe another Tumblr blog will change the world. But it sure isn’t going to put someone on Mars.”

– Jonathan Cain, Thiel Foundation president

While always open to new ideas for the next great start-up, we’re primarily looking for the kinds of projects that promise something radically new and different. We’re not looking for the next Facebook – we’re looking for people who are thinking 2 to 10 years beyond what the rest of the world thinks is possible today.

Some of the fields that most interest us include:



For the first time in 13 years, I’m doing something I think is meaningful. — Alex Kiselev, Thiel Fellow

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