Ashoka learns of social entrepreneurs throughout the world by actively searching in fields ripe for change, through direct applications from candidates and nominations.

You may nominate yourself, or someone you believe fits our selection criteria.

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We will follow up with you as our venture team has questions, and directly with the candidate as we see a fit. Because it is thorough, the selection effort does take time – the candidate’s and Ashoka’s – so we enter conversations as we see a potentially close match with our criteria. See our FAQ for Fellowship for any clarifications, or email

A reminder! Ashoka is not a funding agency or foundation. Some Ashoka Fellows may receive a modest, catalytic stipend. Increasingly, we are focused on catalyzing Fellows by introducing them to an entrepreneurial platform of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs who source opportunities for partnership and expansion from the community and find in Ashoka a global professional home.

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