Our Commons program application will open again on June 19, 2017 for our program launching in September 2017. Please contact Commons Manager Ali Fraenkel at afraenkel@ashoka.org if you would like to be notified when applications re-open! 

(Beginning on June 19th)
Directions to Apply:

(1) Review the application details and criteria below;
(2) Visit myashokau.org to create your Ashoka U network profile;
(3) Once your profile is complete, visit the Commons Application Portal to submit your application to participate in the Commons.

Please note key participant criteria below:

(1) Anyone employed by a higher education institution (faculty, staff, administrators) is eligible to apply for the Commons.

(2) Participation in the Commons costs $1500 per individual participant. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis to allow for flexible timing/planning needed to obtain funding from your institution.

(3) Ashoka U will review all applications and offer acceptance to participants based on preparedness, interest, and availability of cohort themes. Please review our six available cohorts topics before applying.

(4) Teams from institutions (2 to 3 individuals) are encouraged to apply for the Commons. While individuals from an institution can participate in different cohorts, an individual may only participate in one cohort per session. There will be opportunities for teams to interact in program-wide engagements together, even if you are enrolled in different cohorts.