We are a fellowship for thinkers, doers and change-makers

 

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a transformative experience that emphasises learning, connection and reflection.

For both our Residential Fellows and our Non-Residential Fellows, the fellowship journey begins with an immersive year at the London School of Economics and Political Science, centred around four key learning Modules. It is an intense and demanding year that requires full commitment as Fellows join a community that helps to support, challenge and deepen their learning and practice.

Fellowship is also a lifelong journey. At the end of Fellows’ first year at LSE, they will have the opportunity to build their engagement in the Atlantic Fellows global community, in the company of Senior Fellows from all seven Atlantic Fellowships.


Residential Track

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We offer up to 9 Residential Fellowships annually.

Residential Fellows undertake a full-time, one-year MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE, in addition to AFSEE Modules and a dedicated mentorship.

The Residential Track is only suitable for people who are able to dedicate themselves to full-time study for a full academic year. Residential Fellows are required to relocate to London for the duration of the MSc programme. For the 2020-21 cohort, Residential Fellows will be expected to be resident in London from mid-September 2020 (exact date TBC).

MSC IN INEQUALITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

The MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and wide-ranging programme that draws on expertise from leading academics in LSEs departments including Sociology, Social Policy, Media and Communications, Economics, Gender, Government, and Methodology. Its core course provides a strong grounding in the study, measurement and structures of inequalities. Additional elective courses, suited to a broad range of interests, are offered.

The Residential Track of the AFSEE programme provides an intensive learning experience centred on building rigorous, interdisciplinary knowledge in inequalities and research skills. Residential Fellows will focus on improving their understanding and knowledge base in order to go on to lead advances in solutions to inequalities. Residential Fellows are expected to arrive with a clear agenda and plan for applying the knowledge and research skills they will gain through their participation in an immersive academic experience.

AFSEE Modules

In addition to their commitment to their MSc degree study, Residential Fellows will participate in four AFSEE Modules*, alongside Non-Residential Fellows.

  • Module 1: Core Concepts in Social and Economic Inequalities, Tuesday 8 September - Friday 14 September | London, UK

  • Module 2: Leadership and Social Change, Monday 2 November - Friday 6 November | London, UK

  • Module 3: Leadership and Social Change, Monday 26 April – Friday 30 April | London, UK

  • Module 4: Inequalities in Africa and Collective Leadership, Monday 21 June - Sunday 27 June | Cape Town, South Africa

*Projected dates; subject to adjustment.



Support and funding

Residential Fellows receive support from a dedicated LSE academic mentor, from the AFSEE Academic Lead through monthly meetings and regular check-ins, and via further opportunities for engagement offered throughout the year.

The Residential Track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a funded fellowship. The fellowship includes full tuition fees, an £18,000 stipend to cover living costs while in London, travel to and from Cape Town for the South Africa module, and travel to and from London at the beginning and end of the active Fellowship, including reimbursement of visa fees. 

Modest financial support is available for Fellows who have family care responsibilities. In the event of emergencies, the programme has a Resilience Fund to which Fellows can apply. Further information is available on request.

APPLICATION DATES

Applications open on 28 August 2019 and close on 22 October 2019 for Residential Fellowships in the 2020-21 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme.

Apply to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme
Selection and eligibility criteria
The application process
Frequently asked questions


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Non-Residential Track


We offer up to 9 Non-Residential Fellowships annually.

Non-Residential Fellows are offered a unique opportunity to investigate inequalities over a period of 12 to 18 months via a set of distinct, comprehensive AFSEE Modules, and practice-based project work.

Non-Residential Fellows remain based in their home and professional environments, and travel to attend the Modules.

Because of the reduced time and location commitment, this fellowship is ideal for applicants who are unable to take a full year off from their work. However, they will be expected to commit time, at least three hours per week in addition to Module commitments, for reading, coursework and project work.

 

AFSEE Modules

Non-Residential Fellows will participate in four AFSEE Modules*, alongside Residential Fellows.

  • Module 1: Core Concepts in Social and Economic Inequalities, Tuesday 8 September - Friday 14 September | London, UK

  • Module 2: Leadership and Social Change, Monday 2 November - Friday 6 November | London, UK

  • Module 3: Leadership and Social Change, Monday 26 April – Friday 30 April | London, UK

  • Module 4: Inequalities in Africa and Collective Leadership, Monday 21 June - Sunday 27 June | Cape Town, South Africa

*Projected dates; subject to adjustment.



PROJECT WORK

Non-Residential Fellows undertake a project that attempts to offer a new insight, challenge or solution to inequalities that are central to Fellows’ future social-change agendas.

Carried out through independent study, the project is a substantial piece of written or practical work that allows Fellows showcase their own approaches and methods for social change and detail how these can be successfully applied.

Non-Residential Fellows are also expected to undertake readings, coursework and webinars in between Modules.

Support and funding

Each Non-Residential Fellow receives support from a dedicated mentor, selected for expertise and experience in the Fellow’s area of focus.

The Non-Residential Track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a funded fellowship. The fellowship includes full tuition fees; a £3,000 grant to support project work; dedicated mentorship; travel to and from London/Cape Town for each Module; accommodation and related costs during Modules; and reimbursement of visa fees.

Modest financial support is available for Fellows who have family care responsibilities. In the event of emergencies, the programme has a Resilience Fund to which Fellows can apply. Further information is available on request.

APPLICATION DATES

Applications open on 28 August 2019 and close on 22 October 2019 for Non-Residential Fellowships in the 2020-21 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme.

Apply to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme
Selection and eligibility criteria
The application process
Frequently asked questions