Social Innovation Fellowship

The Social Innovation Fellowship gives students a platform to engage with communities to explore and develop innovations that address pressing problems in our society. In some cases, Social Innovation Fellows are student founders of their own social impact venture - these include student-run organizations, businesses and nonprofits. In other cases, Social Innovation Fellows are teams of local community leaders and students who are collaboratively building a new and innovative capacity in Rhode Island.

Applications for the Social Innovation Fellowship are currently closed.

meet the Social Innovation Fellowship Cohorts
Structure

Each year, the award-winning Social Innovation Fellowship selects up to 18 students who are launching or building social impact ventures that relate to a range of issues, communities, and approaches. Fellows participate in a year of intensive skills training, complementary coursework, and a community of social innovators offering mentorship and critique. Social Innovation Fellows are awarded $4,000 to work full-time on the social innovation over the summer.

The Social Innovation Fellowship is made possible by the generous gifts from the supporters listed on the right.

Eligibility/Timeline

The Social Innovation Fellowship is open to undergraduate students.

Apply

Successful applicants to the Social Innovation Fellowships submit robust and detailed applications. All applicants are invited to submit a draft application; this draft will not be considered in the final evaluation, but will be used to match each applicant with 2-3 fellowship and Brown alumni advisors to help them hone their project and their proposals. 

Applications for the Social Innovation Fellowship are currently closed.

 

Contact

Lisa DiCarlo, Swearer Center Social Innovation Faculty Fellow, or Julie Plaut, Swearer Center Director of Faculty Engagement and Research.