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Grant Opportunities: Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Programme – A Funded Fellowship to fight Inequality

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Deadline: 12-Jan-23

Are you a change-maker committed to fighting inequality? Do you want to learn from scholars, innovators, activists and social change organisations, and the latest academic research and expert insights on inequalities? Are you ready to join forces with a lifelong global network of peers? If yes, then this opportunity is for you!

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme is a funded fellowship based at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. AFSEE is one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellowships worldwide.

AFSEE is 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 focus not on advancing their careers, but on their commitment to changing the world through collective and collaborative approaches.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme has two different tracks: Residential and Non-Residential. Members of the Residential track also study the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE during their active fellowship year. Members of both tracks participate in rigorous academic coursework, as well as sessions on leadership and skills development, and practical approaches to fostering social change.

Eligibility Criteria
  • AFSEE is especially keen to support applicants:
    • Who live in the global South (in particular Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Latin America and Caribbean), 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.
  •  The Fellowship has no lower or upper age limits; however, all applicants must be able to demonstrate 7 to 10 years of real world experience in advancing equitable solutions to inequality.
  • Please also note that applicants to the Residential Track of the programme are required to have an undergraduate degree. Applicants applying to the Residential track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme, must qualify for admission to the London School of Economics’ MSc in Inequalities and Social Science, which means that all applicants must have an undergraduate degree.
  • However, AFSEE aims to be inclusive and to encourage applications from non-traditional applicants to the Non-Residential track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme. AFSEE is therefore open to applications from applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree.
  • If you do not hold an undergraduate degree and are applying for the Non-Residential track, please note the following:
    • When filling in the application form, you will come across a section asking you to upload a transcript from your undergraduate degree. Here, please upload a document file with the following sentence “I cannot upload a transcript, as I do not hold an undergraduate degree.”
    • It is important to upload this document as otherwise your application will be marked as having an incomplete section and it will not be released for review by the AFSEE team.

For more information, visit https://afsee.atlanticfellows.org/apply/

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