Atlantic Fellows Programme for Social and Economic Equity 2018-19

Atlantic Fellows Programme for Social and Economic Equity 2018-19

Deadline: December 19, 2017

Are you a social change leader committed to advancing justice and equity? Do you want to understand the processes that are causing and deepening inequalities? Are you willing to join forces with a global network of peers to mount a collective challenge to inequality? Apply now to become an Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity. With two tracks of Fellowship tailored for different needs, the Atlantic Fellows programme for Social and Economic Equity merges rigorous academic coursework with practical approaches to fostering social change.

They are looking for Fellows who are bold, risky, and ready to challenge power; who see the bigger picture about how inequalities are playing out; who are imaginative and radical about solutions; who bring care and collaboration into their practice; who are not focused on advancing their careers, but are truly committed to changing the world.


  • The Fellowship provides financial and logistic support for individuals to study at LSE in London, UK, either on a year-long MSc or through a series of short courses throughout the year.


Open to applicants:

  • who are deeply dedicated to challenging the root causes of inequality;
  • who are inspiring in their vision and collaborative in their approach to social change;
  • who are ready to immerse themselves in an intensive academic and practice based programme;
  • who are prepared to contribute to a global community of peers;
  • who have 7-10 years practical experience in fighting inequality especially in ways that have challenged patterns of power through grassroots community organising, civil service, campaigning, movement building, media, the arts or other practices that embody transformative change;
  • from all regions around the world, especially from across Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, South America;
  • who have not benefitted from a previous fellowship or educational opportunities of a comparable nature.

Other Requirements

  • Residential Atlantic Fellows: Applicants must meet the conditions of the MSc Inequalities and Social Science at LSE. Please check the LSE website for full details. These include:
    • Minimum entry requirement: 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with social science background and/or work experience in the social policy field advantageous but not essential
    • English requirement: Standard
    • GRE/GMAT requirement: None
  • Non Residential Atlantic Fellows: Applicants do not need to meet a minimum academic requirement, however the course does include detailed economic theory which you should be able to follow.

However, all applicants must meet LSE’s standard English Language Requirement.

Selection Criteria

The selection of applicants for further interview will be based upon each applicant’s:

  • Experience
  • Understanding of inequalities
  • Vision
  • Leadership potential
  • Prior access to similar opportunities


  • Start your application here!

Application Timeline

  • October 9, 2017: Applications Open
  • December 19, 2017 23.59 GMT: Applications Close
  • February 19-23, 2018: Interviews

For more information, see FAQ or visit Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity.