How to Apply

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. For an overview of the selection process and its steps, please refer to this one-pager.

To fill out a nomination or self-nomination pre-application, please refer to this online form.

We will follow up with you if our venture team has questions, and directly with the candidate if we see a fit. Because it is thorough, the selection effort does take time – the candidate’s and Ashoka’s – so we enter conversations if we see a potentially close match with our criteria. For more clarifications please email Limbani Phiri.

Kindly note that Ashoka is not a funding agency or foundation. Some Ashoka Fellows may receive a modest, catalytic stipend, but, iIncreasingly, 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.