Applications open for 2020-21 fellowship

Change is coming: applications open 28 August for Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme
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The London School of Economics and Political Science, supported by an unprecedented £64 million, 20-year grant from The Atlantic Philanthropies, is inviting activists, policy-makers and movement-builders to join the ground-breaking Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme.

Applications open on 28 August for places on the innovative, inequalities-focused funded fellowship, which is housed at LSE’s International Inequalities Institute. Currently recruiting for its fourth cohort, the programme is aimed at mid-career social change leaders from around the world in fields such as labour and community organising; economic and social rights; tax justice; environmental activism; women’s, minority and disability rights; and peacebuilding and transitional justice.

Rana Zincir Celal, executive director of Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, said: “This is a fellowship that goes far beyond a conventional academic programme. Because we believe in the power of collective leadership to create imaginative and bold solutions to inequality, we are building a transformative community, driven by shared values, to do just this.

“The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a home for thinkers, doers and change-makers whose unique insights and experience will help to shape and inform the International Inequalities Institute’s research. They are people with courage, commitment and compassion who are envisioning just and equitable alternatives to today’s deeply unequal world.”

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity fellowship, which offers both residential and non-residential tracks, begins with an intensive one-year period of learning. Residential fellows are based in London while they complete the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE. Non-residential fellows join them in four modules in London and Cape Town over the course of the year, while undertaking practice-based project work. After completing the programme, both tracks join a lifelong fellowship community and receive ongoing support to learn, connect and collaborate.

Launched in 2017, Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity aims to build a 400-strong catalytic community of fellows over the next two decades, and has already brought together 51 change-makers from 26 countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and North and South America in its first three cohorts. It is one of seven Atlantic Fellows programmes worldwide, which together work to create a global community to advance fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.

Deadline for applications: 22 October 2018