Led in partnership with the award-winning Social Enterprise Greenhouse, the Social Innovation Fellowship is a two-year developmental program that places the community at the center with SEG staff providing fellows with training while partners within the SEG network offer students coaching and hands-on social innovation experience. Fellows also benefit from inclusion in the Swearer Center ecosystem of faculty, advisors and students. In addition to instruction, hands-on training, and mentorship, fellows are provided with an annual stipend of $2,000.
In year one, fellows participate in regular workshops led by SEG and embed within an existing member of SEGs network of social innovators. In year two, fellows have the option to (1) develop and launch a venture of their own, write a sustainability plan, and secure funding as needed or (2) complete a substantial project within a SEG-supported social venture.
The Social Innovation Fellowship is a two-year program and thus is open to first-year and second-year undergraduate students.
Applications for the Social Innovation Fellowship can be found on UFunds. The application deadline for the 2023 cohort is April 6, 2023. Interviews for the finalist pool will be held during the weeks of April 10 and April 17. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, April 21, 2023.