Social Entrepreneur in Residence

The Social Entrepreneur in Residence program brings an Ashoka Fellow to your university to inject practicality into the instruction of social entrepreneurship and inspires action across administrators, faculty, student affairs, staff, and students.

The program is a means to generate and assess student and faculty interest, map and explore natural connections to existing programs and curriculum, and lay the groundwork for future social entrepreneurship education and programming, including collaboration with Ashoka U.

These are just a few of the Ashoka Fellows who have participated in the Social Entrepreneur in Residence Program:


At completion of the residency, the university has evidence of:

  • Increased cross-campus familiarity with and interest in social entrepreneurship
  • Faculty members and administrators self-identify as leaders to grow social entrepreneurship education
  • Greater insight into the interests of students, faculty, and staff with regard to social entrepreneurship and social innovation

The cost for a 1.5-day residency is $5,000, plus travel and expenses. The residency fee includes preparation time and coordinating calls. The university assumes the cost and responsibility for arranging all on campus events, class visits and roundtables.

If you are interested in bringing an Ashoka Fellow to your campus, please fill out this short form and we will get back to you within 2 business days.