Research Connector Workshop


NOTE: We’ve significantly reworked the design of this session to provide a longer runway for the development of potential collaborations

Our goal for the Research Connector Session is to create the conditions for collaborations that link the research capacity of Changemaker Campuses with the research needs of Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka Staff, and other Changemakers.

We’ve learned that deep collaboration requires time to build trust and alignment. That’s why the March session will be followed by additional Research Connector virtual events and gatherings that we hope will enable the establishment of concrete research partnerships for social impact.

We hope you’ll join us on this adventure in March as we kick things off with our first Research Connector Workshop!

Workshop date: Thursday, March 18 from 2:30-4:30pm EST.

Target participant audience: Ashoka Fellows, Ashoka staff/program teams, Ashoka Changemaker Campuses, and community partners

Facilitators: Researchers based in Changemaker Campuses

Workshop content:

  • Understanding partnership-based research
  • Framing research questions
  • Theory of change
  • Knowledge mobilization

Workshop objectives:

  • Orient audience to best community-based research practices
  • Understand the research needs of participating Fellows/Changemakers to enable the identification of ideal research partners
  • Begin to create conditions for collaboration

How to participate:

Register and respond to our questionnaire!

Register Here

  • The registration form contains a few short questions about the registrant’s social impact work and research objectives.  Your responses will help inform and focus our program workshop and facilitation.
  • The registration fee for the Research Forum ONLY is $30 USD per person.
  • Participation in the Research Forum is FREE for registered Ashoka U Exchange attendees. You will nevertheless need to register for the Research Forum and provide proof of registration for the Exchange. Reach out to Araseli Lara at if you need a code or have any questions related to the Exchange.
  • If you wish to attend, but the cost of registration is a barrier to your participation, please contact Charmaine Lyn