Directions to Apply:

(1) Review the application details and criteria below;
(2) Visit 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.

Our January 2017 session application is currently closed – our team will be reviewing submissions on a rolling basis through January 30, 2017. Late applications will only be considered with an invitation to apply from the Commons team.

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.