Social Innovation Fellowship


The Social Innovation Fellowship provides meaningful community engagement and social innovation experiences for students, focused on local action, partnership, and social impact through the lens of innovation. This three-year Fellowship offers students the opportunity to explore modes of social innovation and the tools required for successful ventures as well as change within existing organizations. Simultaneously, students in the Fellowship enhance the ability of nonprofit community organizations to use student talent effectively to build organizational capacity, explore innovative ideas, and have a positive impact on program participants.

The Fellowship builds a learning community of students, faculty and community partners who are engaged in thinking about the nature of social innovation, the dynamics of sustained community change, connections and overlaps between academic and community work, and active citizenship.

The Social Innovation Fellowship is possible thanks to the generous support of Kenneth Cole through the Kenneth Cole Foundation.

Applications for the Social Innovation Fellowships will re-open in the spring on UFunds.

In 2019/20 and 2020/1 only, in addition to the comprehensive three-year Social Innovation Fellowship, the Swearer Center is offering six one-year fellowships for rising seniors looking to launch or scale up a social venture. Applications are found on UFunds under "Senior Social Innovation Fellowship".

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