How we select Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

 

It is the fellows themselves who make the Atlantic Fellowship experience so powerful. The knowledge and expertise, lived experience, passion, commitment and care that they bring to the fellowship community are what makes it so transformative.

We work to build a cohort that reflects diverse perspectives and experiences, and the majority of our Fellows come from the global South. We look for a range of characteristics in our Fellows, in addition to their alignment to our values-led programme and the fellowship offering.

We are especially keen to support applicants:

  • Who live in the global South (in particular Africa, Far East, the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent), although this factor will never be considered in isolation.

  • Who do not otherwise have the resources to finance their participation in activities such as these, especially people from the global South.

  • Who have not already had significant access to fellowships or scholarships.

Applications to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme are assessed by the AFSEE team, working in cooperation with Senior Fellows and external advisors including programme partners.


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.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


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.