The Ashoka Fellowship

THE ASHOKA FELLOWSHIP

For more than 35 years, Ashoka has built and nurtured the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world. After a rigorous selection process, they are introduced to a life-long fellowship, where every member is committed to championing new patterns of social good. We encourage Ashoka Fellows to take ownership of the network and we partner with them to  co-create Ashoka’s vision of an Everyone a Changemaker world.

We understand the individual needs of social entrepreneurs vary depending on the stage of their work. Once selected, each Ashoka Fellow embarks on a tailored timeline of investments and support over their lifetime. We make sure that the Ashoka brand, the engagements we curate and facilitate, and the connections we open are valuable to each Fellow. We invite Fellows to make the most of the network through interactions that will increase their chances for deepening their social impact. Some of the support Fellows will enjoy include:

  • A tailored stipend for up to three years, if needed, for the Fellow to dedicate themselves full time to the advancement of their idea
  • Customized engagement opportunities that accelerate their impact
  • Increased visibility
  • A global community of peers

Fellows have said that the Ashoka Fellowship gives them an identity, a community, and the network to do more.

Having identified myself as a social entrepreneur was truly significant. It defined my role and gave me the security of belonging to a network of people with similar abilities and vocations.– Ximena Abogabir, Casa de la Paz, Chile. Ashoka Fellow since 1995

This article was originally published on 29 June 2017

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