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Apply Now: Fully-funded Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme for social change leaders

Craig Zelizer

October 17, 2023

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Are you working on tackling inequality? Do you want to learn from scholars, innovators, activists and social change organisations, and the latest academic research and expert insights on inequalities? Are you ready to join forces with a lifelong community of people who are working to build a fairer world?

Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme is an innovative fully-funded fellowship based at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London (LSE) in the United Kingdom. The programme is aimed at mid-career social change leaders, from diverse countries and contexts, who are working to challenge inequality and who believe inequality can be defeated. 

The AFSEE programme has two different tracks: Residential and Non-Residential. Fellows on the Residential track undertake the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE, as well as participate in the programme’s bespoke modules over the course of the year. Members of the Non-Residential track, who remain in their home countries and work contexts during the active fellowship year, travel to join their Residential counterparts on the fellowship modules whilst undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Economic Equity.

After completing the active fellowship year, Fellows from both tracks join a lifelong fellowship community made up of members of all the seven Atlantic Fellows programmes worldwide, and receive ongoing support to learn, connect, and collaborate. 

Support & Funding

Both tracks of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme are fully-funded. For Residential Fellows, the AFSEE programme covers full tuition fees for the MSc Inequalities and Social Science course; travel to and from London at the beginning and end of the active fellowship year; and any visa and immigration-related costs. All Residential Fellows will also receive a £23,000 stipend to cover living costs while in London.

For Non-Residential Fellows, the AFSEE programme covers the cost of the Postgraduate Certificate; all expenses related to travel to and from modules; accommodation and related costs during modules; and any visa fees. All Non-Residential Fellows will also receive up to a £10,000 grant to support the execution of their fellowship project.

Fellows on both tracks benefit from dedicated mentoring, and leadership and skills development.AFSEE also has various avenues of additional support and funding to ensure that once accepted, there are no barriers for Fellows to fully participate in the programme.

Eligibility & Selection

We are looking for Fellows who are committed to social change and who have at least seven years of substantive real-world experience in challenging inequalities.

So far, the AFSEE Programme has welcomed 116 Fellows from 49 countries across the globe. Our Fellows include activists, policymakers, researchers, practitioners, educators, civil society professionals, journalists, artists, and grassroots organisers. They are working in all fields of social and economic equity including, women’s and LGBTQ+ rights; economic and social justice; labour rights; community building; public policy; racial justice; human rights; refugee and migrant rights; the care economy; sustainability and climate justice; disability rights; access to education; tax justice, land and housing rights; and peacebuilding.

We are especially keen to support applicants:

  • Who live in the global South (in particular Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Caribbean), although this factor will never be considered in isolation.
  • Who do not otherwise have the resources to finance their participation in activities such as these.
  • Who have not already had significant access to fellowships or scholarships.

              Learn more about the programme and start your application  

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