The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program is a transformative journey centered on learning, connection, and reflection. Whether you’re a Residential Fellow or a Non-Residential Fellow, your fellowship starts with an immersive year at the London School of Economics and Political Science, focusing on essential learning modules. It’s an intense and demanding year that requires full dedication from our fellows as they join a community that supports, challenges, and enriches their learning and practice.
The fellowship program offers two distinct tracks: residential and non-residential. Participants in both tracks engage in rigorous academic coursework, leadership and skills development, and practical approaches to driving social change.
Applicants to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program are expected to demonstrate their eligibility through the following criteria:
- Must meet the admission requirements for the London School of Economics MSc in Inequalities and Social Science, which include holding a 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline. While a background in social science and/or experience in the social policy field is advantageous, it’s not mandatory. For full details, please refer to the LSE website.
- Must satisfy LSE’s typical English language prerequisite.
- Must possess at least seven years of experience showcasing courage, care, leadership, and commitment to advancing equitable solutions to inequality. Note: Applicants with a PhD, those who completed an MSc within the past three years, or individuals currently pursuing a degree are generally not considered for the residential track.
- For the non-residential track, inclusivity is encouraged, and applications are welcome from both those holding an undergraduate degree (2:2 and above) and those without an undergraduate degree.
- Applicants must satisfy LSE’s standard English language requirement.
- Must have at least seven years of experience demonstrating courage, care, leadership, and commitment in advancing equitable solutions to inequality.
Residential Fellows embark on a full-time, one-year MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE. This academic journey includes participation in customized AFSEE modules. Consequently, the residential track is designed for individuals who can commit to full-time study for an entire academic year.
Residential fellows must move to London for the entire duration of the MSc program. For the 2024–25 cohort, residential fellows are expected to be in London in September 2024.
The MSc in Inequalities and Social Science is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program that draws on the expertise of leading academics in various LSE departments, encompassing sociology, social policy, media and communications, economics, gender, government, and Methodology. The core course offers a solid foundation for studying, measuring, and understanding inequalities. Additionally, a range of elective courses tailored to various interests are available.
Support and Funding for Residential Fellows
Residential Fellows receive support from a dedicated LSE academic mentor, engage with the AFSEE Academic Lead through monthly meetings and regular check-ins, and benefit from various opportunities for engagement throughout the year.
The non-residential pathway of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program is entirely financed. The program covers full tuition fees for the MSc Inequalities and Social Science course, travel to and from London at the beginning and end of the active fellowship year, visa and immigration-related costs, and provides a living stipend of £23,000 for all Residential Fellows while in London.
Non-residential fellows have the opportunity to explore inequalities over a 12-month period through a series of comprehensive AFSEE modules and project work. Upon successful completion of the active fellowship year, they receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Economic Equity.
Non-residential fellows continue to work from their home and professional environments, attending in-person modules periodically. Although this track requires less time and location commitment, participants are expected to dedicate around five hours per week, in addition to their module commitments, for reading, coursework, and project work.
Support and Funding for Non-Residential Fellows
Each non-residential fellow benefits from dedicated mentorship by an expert in their area of focus.
The non-residential pathway of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity program is entirely financed. The program covers the cost of the Postgraduate Certificate, travel expenses related to modules, accommodation, and associated costs during modules, as well as visa fees. Additionally, all non-residential fellows receive a grant of up to £10,000 to support the execution of their fellowship project.
How to Apply For further details and the application process,
Application Deadline: January 11, 2024, at 5 pm (UK time).