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Applications open for 2019-20 cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme
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The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), with its partners in South Africa and Chile, is inviting activists and social change leaders from around the world to apply for a fellowship aimed at tackling inequality.
Applications are open until 20 November 2018 for the 2019-20 cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE), a funded programme offering the opportunity to work with leading academics, practitioners and civil society organisations at the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute.
Professor Beverley Skeggs, academic director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme, says: “We believe inequality is not inevitable. If we are to reimagine the global economy, we need to understand economic systems in different ways to those offered by traditional approaches. Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity is a transformative, long-term programme that connects participants to a catalytic community working across disciplines and borders for a better, fairer future.”
Launched in 2017, AFSEE has brought together 40 change-makers from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and North and South America in its first two years. Most participants have not previously had access to a major fellowship or scholarship, and all have spent seven to ten years fighting inequality in fields such as human rights, environmental activism, community and labour organising, transparency and governance, gender and disability rights, civic and democratic engagement, journalism, public health, social policy and peace and reconciliation.
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is hosted by the International Inequalities Institute in partnership with the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa and the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES) in Chile. AFSEE has both residential and non-residential tracks, with residential fellows completing the LSE’s MSc in Inequalities and Social Science, and non-residential fellows participating in four AFSEE modules in London and Cape Town over one year.
AFSEE is one of seven Atlantic Fellows programmes worldwide, and is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies via a 20-year grant that will fund the creation of a 600-strong cohort of lifelong fellows.
Deadline for applications: 20 November 2018
For further information, please contact:
Karen Shook, Communications Officer
Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity