Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) Fellowship Program 2022 for Changemakers from South Africa and the US (Funded)
Deadline: January 28, 2022
Are you a change maker passionate about racial equity? Apply now for the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) Fellowship Program 2022. Each year they accept 20 high-impact change-makers from South Africa and the United States into the fellowship, which consists of an 18 months-long, non-residential experience that builds new knowledge, relationships and capacity to effectively address the causes of racial inequality and to imagine more equitable futures.
The experience is immersive and dialogue-based. It is designed to support Fellows personal growth as leaders who are rooted in deep self-awareness, resilience, mutual support and collective accountability, while also facilitating new understandings and solidarities to emerge across sector, identity, and nationality.
- A deeper understanding of complexities and trends in racial equity work.
- Insights and practices for impactful leadership.
- Ideas, tools, and strategies for social change.
- A network of relationships to support a lifetime of leadership and service.
- Membership in the Atlantic Fellows community, both transnationally and globally.
AFRE supports Fellows’ participation and leadership development through:
- Technology to facilitate participation in virtual programming.
- Opportunities for international travel to South Africa and the United States.
- Professional coaching, networking and financial resources to advance racial equity projects.
- Narrative and strategic communications support for public-identity and thought-leadership development, including media training and narrative strategy consultation.
- USD $10,000 in funding to cover personal costs associated with participation.
- Access to Columbia University courses upon graduation.
- Connection to a global community of Atlantic Fellows working for change.
This program is for individuals who are committed to achieving equity, have a track record of significant impact, and deeply value dialogue with, and learning from, diverse perspectives and voices as a critical step towards achieving societal transformation. There are no academic qualifications required to apply.
Fellows share the following characteristics. They are:
- Experienced in their field of work with a track record of impact in furthering racial equity;
- Proposing work with the potential to significantly advance the development of new policy, institutions and/or narratives for greater equity;
- Willing and able to navigate and learn from diversity and complexity on a local and global scale;
- Committed to working with and supporting others to achieve individual and collective impact.
Applications are due by 11:59pm SAST / 4:59pm EST on January 28, 2022.