Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Programme 2020/2021 (Funding available)

Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Programme 2020/2021 (Funding available)

Deadline: October 22, 2019

Are you a change-maker committed to fighting 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 develop yourself and your leadership approach to collectively facilitate change? Are you ready to join forces with a lifelong global network of peers? Apply for the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Programme 2020/2021.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a transformative experience that emphasises learning, connection and reflection. The fellowship journey begins with an immersive year at the London School of Economics and Political Science, centred around four key learning Modules. It is an intense and demanding year that requires full commitment as Fellows join a community that helps to support, challenge and deepen their learning and practice.

Programme Tracks

The programme offers two tracks: Residential and Non-Residential. Participants in both tracks participate in rigorous academic coursework, leadership development and practical approaches to fostering social change.

  • Residential Track: They offer up to 9 Residential Fellowships annually. Residential Fellows undertake a full-time, one-year MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE, in addition to AFSEE Modules and a dedicated mentorship. The Residential Track is only suitable for people who are able to dedicate themselves to full-time study for a full academic year. Residential Fellows are required to relocate to London for the duration of the MSc programme
  • Non-Residential Track: They offer up to 9 Non-Residential Fellowships annually. Non-Residential Fellows are offered a unique opportunity to investigate inequalities over a period of 12 to 18 months via a set of distinct, comprehensive AFSEE Modules, and practice-based project work. Non-Residential Fellows remain based in their home and professional environments, and travel to attend the Modules. Because of the reduced time and location commitment, this fellowship is ideal for applicants who are unable to take a full year off from their work.

Support and Funding

  • For Residential Fellows:
    • Residential Fellows receive support from a dedicated LSE academic mentor, from the AFSEE Academic Lead through monthly meetings and regular check-ins, and via further opportunities for engagement offered throughout the year.
    • The Residential Track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a funded fellowship. The fellowship includes full tuition fees, an £18,000 stipend to cover living costs while in London, travel to and from Cape Town for the South Africa module, and travel to and from London at the beginning and end of the active Fellowship, including reimbursement of visa fees.
    • Modest financial support is available for Fellows who have family care responsibilities. In the event of emergencies, the programme has a Resilience Fund to which Fellows can apply. Further information is available on request.
  • For Non-residential Fellows:
    • Each Non-Residential Fellow receives support from a dedicated mentor, selected for expertise and experience in the Fellow’s area of focus.
    • The Non-Residential Track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a funded fellowship. The fellowship includes full tuition fees; a £3,000 grant to support project work; dedicated mentorship; travel to and from London/Cape Town for each Module; accommodation and related costs during Modules; and reimbursement of visa fees.
    • Modest financial support is available for Fellows who have family care responsibilities. In the event of emergencies, the programme has a Resilience Fund to which Fellows can apply. Further information is available on request.

Eligibility

Applicants to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme must be able to demonstrate their ability to meet the following eligibility criteria.

Residential Fellows

  • Applicants must qualify for admission to the London School of Economics’ MSc Inequalities and Social Science. These requirements include a 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline. A background in social science and/or work experience in the social policy field are advantageous but not essential. Please refer to the LSE website for full details.
  • GRE/GMAT requirement: None.
  • Applicants must meet LSE’s standard English Language Requirement.
  • Applicants must have at least five years’ experience demonstrating courage, care, leadership and commitment in advancing equitable solutions to inequality.
  • Applicants who have attained a PhD, who have completed an MSc within the past three years, or who are currently studying for a degree, will not normally be considered for the Residential track.

Non-Residential Fellows

  • Applicants should have achieved a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline, although in exceptional circumstances, we may consider work experience in lieu of a formal higher education qualification.
  • GRE/GMAT requirement: None.
  • Applicants must meet LSE’s standard English Language Requirement.
  • Applicants must have at least five years’ experience demonstrating courage, care, leadership and commitment in advancing equitable solutions to inequality.

Selection Criteria

Your application should give us a clear idea of you, your values and your work, in relation to the following criteria:

  • Experience
    • Deep commitment to social change, backed by at least five years of substantive real-world experience in challenging inequalities in activist, policy, campaigning, arts, media or other settings.
    • Alignment with or interest in the International Inequalities Institute’s research themes.
  • Clarity of Vision and future impact
    • Innovative ideas, a clear sense of purpose, the courage to pursue lasting and meaningful change, and a plan for using the learning offered by the programme to produce real future impact, through an idea for a dissertation or project.
    • Readiness to evolve and develop as a leader in ways that embrace and advance the principles of social and economic equity, and their practice.
    • Potential to be instrumental in shaping an inspiring vision, direction and agenda for social change in specific geographies, fields, professions and beyond.
  • Commitment and readiness
    • Interest in learning from and engaging with different perspectives and experiences from across a range of contexts, and a willingness to navigate the challenges and opportunities inherent in complexity and diversity.
    • Openness to fully engage with the whole Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity learning journey, including the intellectual and personal transformation this process entails.
    • Willingness to actively contribute to a sustained peer-led, values-driven community.
    • Commitment to work with and support others in achieving individual and collective impact.

For Residential Fellows Only

  • Ability to make a compelling case for how undertaking and successfully completing the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science will make a contribution to the applicant’s social change agenda.
  • A focused agenda and plan to use the knowledge and skills gained from the Msc.

For Non-residential Fellows only

  • A plan for a clear and achievable project, to be undertaken during the course of the fellowship, that challenges structural inequality. The project will seek to advance understanding of or challenges to inequalities.

Application

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For more information, see FAQs or visit Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity.

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