The in-Residence program is a Selco Foundation Fellowship program that offers opportunities to research scholars, NGOs, entrepreneurs, and innovators to develop their ideas and goals within the broader umbrella of sustainable energy and energy efficiency. Designed to be a collaborative platform, the program will facilitate innovation and interaction with relevant networks in the field of sustainable energy for poverty alleviation. Scroll links below for details about each residency, and how to apply. Selection is dependent on a justification and review process.


SELCO Foundation invites applications from entrepreneurs interested in assisting vulnerable communities to access sustainable livelihood and earning opportunities. The program allows for mentoring of entrepreneurs as they build an ecosystem that is financially viable to both themselves as well as the underserved communities they would be working with.



SELCO Foundation invites NGOs to join a collaborative platform that shares knowledge and resources on strategies for poverty alleviation through sustainable energy across sectors and geographical locations. By assisting NGOs with structural support in the form of financial and infrastructural resources, as well as access to more experienced mentors in the field, the platform is designed to empower and encourage NGOs to adopt innovative models that make their grassroots work more socially, financially and environmentally sustainable



SELCO Foundation invites applications from innovators and inventors to participate in its Innovator-in-Residence program. The primary aim of the program is to foster the development of technical, financial and social innovations that offer solutions to pressing needs in the field of sustainable services for underserved communities.



SELCO Foundation invites applications from scholars in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to participate in its Researcher-in-Residence program (Fellowship program). The program has been designed to facilitate research that focusses on issues within academia while having direct relevance to on-the-ground implementation of policies, or interventions more broadly conceived in the field of sustainable services for underserved communities.