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Antlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program 2020 call for Applications


Deadline: 22 Oct,2019    Next term Starts:: 17 Feb,2020



Are you a change-maker committed to fighting inequality? Do you want to learn from scholars, innovators, activists, and social change organizations, 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?

We 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 are not focused on advancing their careers, but are truly committed to changing the world through collective and collaborative approaches.

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. It is one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellowships worldwide.

The program 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.


Eligibility and Criteria

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 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 Ph.D., 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 formal higher education qualification.
  • GRE/GMAT requirement: None.
  • Applicants must meet LSE’s standard English Language Requirement.

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

  • Alignment with or interest in the International Inequalities Institute’s research themes.
  • 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 program 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.
  • 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.
Awards and Benefits
  • Non-Residential Fellows will take a program of study including four dedicated modules of one or two weeks in duration, along with additional project work, mentoring, and coursework.
  • Non-Residential Fellows will not receive a qualification at the end of the course, other than a confirmation of their participation.
  • The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program is seeking to attract applications from those with practical experience of tackling inequalities, such as activists, advocates, civil servants, artists, journalists, policymakers and practitioners, as well as from academics, working in a variety of academic disciplines.
  • Ideally, applicants will have at least five years of considerable real-world experience of challenging inequality. We are looking for applicants who will be transformative, and for whom the fellowship will be transformative. We encourage applications from all interested parties with at least five years of substantive professional experience.
  • We are especially keen to support applicants: • Living in the global South (in particular Africa, the Far East, Middle East, South America, South East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent), although this factor will never be considered in isolation. • For whom access to this fellowship would make a decisive contribution to their ability to fulfill their potential as a social change leader. • Who has not benefited from exposure to comparable professional or academic fellowship or scholarship opportunities in the past?


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