Are you looking to change the world – and take your fight against inequality to the next level? Are you a mid-career social-change leader who believes inequality is not inevitable? Do you want the opportunity to share knowledge, insights and hope with academics, innovators and civil society organisations, and draw on the latest research on inequalities? Are you ready to join forces with a lifelong community of people who are working to build a fairer world?
What is the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme?
We are an innovative fully-funded fellowship based at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England. 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. We are now recruiting 18 Fellows for 2022-23, our sixth fellowship year, with an application deadline of 10 January 2022.
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program 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 four 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, and also undertake practice-based project work.
After completing the programme, Fellows from both tracks join a lifelong fellowship community made up of members of all seven Atlantic Fellows programmes worldwide, and receive ongoing support to learn, connect and collaborate.
What support do our Fellows receive?
The Residential track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme includes full tuition fees for the programme and for the MSc at LSE, an £19,000 stipend to cover living costs while in London, any necessary travel expenses to in-person modules, and travel to and from London at the beginning and end of the active fellowship, including reimbursement of visa fees.
The Non-Residential Track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme includes full tuition fees; up to a £10,000 grant to support project work; any necessary travel expenses to in-person modules; accommodation and related costs during Modules; and reimbursement of visa fees.
Fellows on both tracks will also benefit from dedicated mentoring, and leadership and skills development.
Who are we looking to select as Atlantic Fellows?
We are looking to select Fellows who have seven to ten years of experience in challenging inequalities. We are working to build a cohort that reflects diverse perspectives and experiences, and the majority of our Fellows come from the global South. Most importantly, we select Fellows who are driven not by advancing their careers, but by a commitment to changing the world through collective and collaborative approaches.
Where do Fellows come from, and what areas of social change do they work in?
In the first five years of our programme, we have welcomed 80 Fellows from 40 countries across Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and North America. Our Fellows include activists, movement-builders, policymakers, researchers, practitioners, educators, civil society professionals, journalists and grassroots organisers. They are working for change in areas such as women’s and LGBTQ+ rights, economic and social justice, labour rights, racial justice, sustainability and the climate emergency, community wealth-building, migration and exclusion, the care economy, disability rights, access to education, tax justice, human rights, land and housing rights, health equity, widows’ and children’s rights, and commons and cooperatives.
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