Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Program 2021-2022 (Funded)

Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Program 2021-2022 (Funded)

Deadline: January 31, 2021

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 join forces with a lifelong global network of peers? Apply now for the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Program 2021-2022.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program is a funded fellowship based at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. They are one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellowships worldwide.

Program Details

They are looking for Fellows who are bold and ready to challenge power; who see the bigger picture of how inequalities are playing out; who are imaginative and daring in the way they envision solutions; who bring care and collaboration into their practice; who recognise the significance of lived experience of inequality, and whose own lived experience informs their practice; who focus not on advancing their careers, but on their commitment to changing the world through collective and collaborative approaches.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program has two different tracks: Residential and Non-Residential. Members of the Residential track also study the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE during their active fellowship year. Members of both tracks participate in rigorous academic coursework, leadership and skills development, and practical approaches to fostering social change.

Support and Funding

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 program 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. The program also has a Resilience Fund to which Fellows can apply in the event of emergencies. Further information is available upon request.

Non-Residential Fellows

  • Each Non-Residential Fellow receives support from a dedicated mentor who has been 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 program 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. The program also has a Resilience Fund to which Fellows can apply in the event of emergencies. Further information is available upon request.

Eligibility

Applicants to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program 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 in 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 7 to 10 years of experience demonstrating courage, care, leadership and commitment in advancing equitable solutions to inequality.
  • Note: 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, work experience may be considered in lieu of a formal higher education qualification.
  • GRE/GMAT requirement: None.
  • Applicants must meet LSE’s standard English Language Requirement.
  • Applicants must have 7 to 10 years of experience demonstrating courage, care, leadership and commitment in advancing equitable solutions to inequality.

Application

All applications to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program must be submitted online, via LSE’s Graduate Admissions online portal.

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For more information, visit AFSEE Program.

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