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About Ashoka Fellowship: Ashoka Fellowship is granted by Ashoka India to leading social entrepreneurs. It is awarded to such entrepreneurs who have shown an exemplary performance of social improvement and solutions to social problems via innovative methods.


  • Ashoka Fellowship is granted to people who show commitment towards their goal of common good, thus creating a positive impact on the society on a big scale.
  • People with Ashoka Fellowship are known to work in 60 countries.
  • The Nomination of Ashoka Fellowship is open throughout the year.

Ashoka Fellowship Reward

  • Stipend: A living stipend is provided at the launch phase for an average of three years, to the awardee so that he/she can fully commit towards the development and improvement of their social ideas.
  • Access to the Global Platform: The Fellows are also introduced into a global platform so that they get better opportunities for growing their ideas

Ashoka Fellowship Selection Process

There is a four step process which is included in the selection process for Ashoka Fellowship:

  • Step I: Interview with the Venture Staff in India The candidates undergo a rigorous interview process by the venture staff in India with background checks on their professional and ethical background. The nominees who pass this process have to move to the second step.
  • Step II: Interview with Representative from Outside India The nominee will have to go through a 3 - 5 hour-long interview process conducted by a representative from outside India. Selected candidates are forwarded to take the next step.
  • Step III: Interview with National Panel The nominee is interviewed by a national panel comprising three members. Each member interviews the nominee for about an hour. Selected nominees move onto the next step.
  • Step IV: Final Review by the Board In this process, a ‘Candidate Profile’ is jointly prepared by the interviewers from the first and second step. The profile and recommendations are then reviewed by the Ashoka’s Board in monthly meetings and consider the nominees for selection.

Conducted by: Ashoka India

Eligibility: Entrepreneurs

Last date for Application: Dec 31,2017

- Published/Last Modified on: April 6, 2017

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