Action Research Center

Todd Zoellick Fellowship

Zoellick 2016

Download the Idea Charter (Due February 8th)

2016 Zoellick Fellowship Timeline:

January 31st - Minnow Tank Idea Session

February 8th - Idea Charter Deadline

February 12th - Selection of Finalists

February 22nd - Full Application Deadline

February 25th - ARC Tank - winner announced!


Thanks to the generosity of Todd Zoellick, class of 2000, the Action Research Center is proud to offer the Zoellick Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship. The goal of this fellowship is to develop an IWU student’s idea that works in an innovative and creative way to generate positive and sustainable societal change.This program is about identifying, analyzing, and solving social problems. Specifically, the gap left between government and private sector initiatives creates a space for the study and implementation of social entrepreneurship ventures. By investigating and identifying2013 Zoellick Fellowship Winners the areas in which private and public solutions are particularly falling short, students will be asked to generate an analytically sophisticated business idea (for-profit or non-profit) to address a community need. Participants can work alone or form teams of up to four students to draft a plan for creating a sustainable business solution to address a social problem.  The winning idea will receive on-going assistance throughout the academic year from the Action Research Center, the IWU Business Administration Department, and Dr. deHarak from the Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship major to launch the idea.   

Why Apply?

 Social Entrepreneurship Resources

For more information on social entrepreneurship and possible business ideas, visit these websites: -   Ashoka Changemaker Campus -   Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship