Ashoka Innovators for the Public Fellowship
Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who we recognize to have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. They demonstrate unrivaled commitment to bold new ideas and prove that compassion, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces for change. Ashoka Fellows work in over 70 countries around the globe in every area of human need.
From nomination to election as a Fellow, candidates go through an extensive series of in-depth interviews, a judging panel, and a final executive board vote. International staff frequently make site visits to evaluate candidates in their work environment. Nominees are rigorously questioned about practical implementation—the blueprints that will make their ideas come to life—as well as personal background, values, motivations and aspirations.
Eligibility: Applicants must display creativity, entrepreneurial qualities, and good ethical fiber, in addition to having a new idea to address social issues in the world.