Call for Applications: Atlantic Fellowships for Social and Economic Equity

Deadline: 20 November 2018

Are you a social change leader committed to advancing justice and equity? Are you willing to join forces with a global network of peers to mount a collective challenge to inequality? If yes, then apply to the funded Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme.

Held at the International Inequalities Institute at The London School of Economics in the UK, the AFSEE programme is a transformative opportunity for activists from social movements, civil society, academic, campaign or policy-making organisations to work together with other social change leaders, researchers and practitioners to help find solutions to inequality.

Types of Fellowship

  • Residential Atlantic Fellows
  • Non-Residential Atlantic Fellows

Benefits

  • Residential Fellows
    • Residential Fellows are enrolled in the MSc Inequalities and Social Science, and the fellowship will cover all course fees. Additionally all Residential Fellows will receive a set stipend to cover reasonable living costs. The Atlantic Fellows programme will also cover the cost of one round-trip travel for Fellows who are not London based for the Academic Year (up to the Travel limits set in accordance with their Travel Policy). Expenses for attendance at Atlantic Fellows events, such as the III Annual Conference which will be in Cape Town in 2018, will also be covered (for example, hotels and flights).
    • Visa fees for Residential Fellows will also be covered by the Atlantic Fellows programme.
  • Non-Residential Fellows
    • Non-Residential fellowships are fully-funded with all course costs, travel, and accommodation covered where necessary. Meals will be provided for Fellows for the duration of the short courses and summer school. The Atlantic Fellows programme will cover the cost of one round-trip travel for Fellows who are not London based to each short course and the summer school in the UK. Similarly the Atlantic Fellows programme will cover the cost of one round-trip travel for Fellows who are not Cape Town, South African based (up to the Travel limits set in accordance with their Travel Policy to each short course in South Africa.
    • Visa fees for Non-Residential Fellows will also be covered by the Atlantic Fellows programme.

Eligibility Criteria

  • They are looking for Fellows who are bold, risky, and ready to challenge power; who see the bigger picture about how inequalities are playing out; who are imaginative and radical about solutions; who bring care and collaboration into their practice; who are not focused on advancing their careers, but are truly committed to changing the world.
  • In particular, applicants are looking for:
    • Experience
      • Deep commitment to social change, backed by seven to ten years of considerable real-world experience in challenging inequalities in activist, campaigning, arts, civil society, or other settings. Individuals with less than seven but at least five years of experience will also be considered, based on their achievements in youth organising or activism.
    • Clarity of vision
      • Innovative ideas, a clear sense of purpose, and a plan for using the learning offered by the programme to produce real future impact, through an idea for a dissertation or project.
      • Readiness to grow in confidence and influence as a leader, in ways that embrace and advance the principles of social and economic equity, and their practice.
    • Potential to have impact
      • Courage to pursue lasting and meaningful change for economic and social equity, with potential to be instrumental in shaping an inspiring vision, direction, and agenda for social change in specific geographies, fields, professions, and beyond.
      • Capacity to absorb and leverage the network, resources, and skills offered through the Fellowship.
    • Social and emotional maturity
      • Interest in learning from and engaging with different perspectives and experiences from across a range of contexts, with a corresponding ability to navigate complexity and diversity.
      • Openness to fully engage with the whole AFSEE learning journey, including the intellectual and personal transformation this process entails.
    • Commitment to collaboration
      • Willingness to actively contribute to a sustained peer-led, value-driven community.
      • Commitment to work with and support others in achieving individual and collective impact.
    • They are especially keen to support applicants:
      • Living in the global South (in particular Africa, Far East, Middle East, South America, South East Asia, and the Indian subcontinent), although this factor will never be considered in isolation.
      • Who do not otherwise have the resources to finance their participation in such activities, especially those from the global South.
      • Who may not have had access to fellowship opportunities in the past.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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

  • Sam Blondell says:

    Is Vanuatu in the south East Asia region and eligible to apply

    • Reena says:

      Hi Sam Blondell,

      Yes, Vanuatu is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Kushimo Olumuyiwa says:

    Please, is Nigeria eligible to apply for the programme?

    • Priyanka says:

      Hi Kushimo Olumuyiwa,

      Yes, Nigeria is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Carlos Richard Sankoh says:

    This is big step taken by your institution/organisation to help increasing ways, methodologies/skills in fighting for positive change for the poor and vulnerable. i like to be part of this global team changer from my own country-Sierra Leone

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