EducationAtlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity  2024-2025 (Fully-funded)

Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity  2024-2025 (Fully-funded)

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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity  2024-2025 (Fully-funded) Are you a leader who is dedicated to eradicating inequality? Do you want to gain knowledge from academics, trailblazers, activists, and social change organizations as well as the most recent scholarly findings and knowledgeable viewpoints on inequalities? Are you prepared to work with a lifelong group of individuals who are trying to create a more equitable world?

Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE), based at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is an innovative fully-funded fellowship that brings together policymakers, activists, practitioners, artists, and researchers from around the world to explore and challenge the root causes of inequality. The programme is aimed at mid-career social change leaders, from diverse countries and contexts, who are working to challenge inequality and who believe inequality can be defeated.

Programme Details

The AFSEE programme has two different tracks: Residential and Non-Residential. Fellows on the Residential track undertake the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science degree at LSE and participate in the programme’s bespoke modules over the course of the year. Members of the Non-Residential track, who remain in their home countries and work contexts during the active fellowship year, undertake practice-based project work and travel to join their Residential counterparts on the fellowship modules. Non-Residential Fellows will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Economic Equity upon successful completion of the active fellowship year.

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After completing the active fellowship year, Fellows from both tracks join a lifelong fellowship community made up of members of all seven Atlantic Fellows programmes worldwide, and receive ongoing support to learn, connect, and collaborate.

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Tracks

The fellowship programme offers two tracks: Residential and Non-Residential. Participants in both tracks participate in rigorous academic coursework, leadership and skills development, and practical approaches to fostering social change.

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  • Residential Track: Residential Fellows undertake a full-time, one-year MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE, in addition to participating in the bespoke AFSEE Modules. This is why 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 2024-25 cohort, Residential Fellows will be expected to be resident in London from September 2024.
  • Non-Residential Track: Non-Residential Fellows are offered a unique opportunity to investigate inequalities over a period of 12 months via a set of distinct, comprehensive AFSEE Modules, and practice-based project work. After successfully completing the active fellowship year, they are awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Economic Equity.Non-Residential Fellows remain based in their home and professional environments, and travel to attend in-person Modules. Because of the reduced time and location commitment, this fellowship track is ideal for applicants who are unable to take a full year off from their work. However, they will be expected to commit time (around five hours per week) in addition to their Module commitments, for reading, coursework, and project work.

Support and Funding

Residential Fellows

  • The Residential track of the programme includes 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; and any visa and immigration-related costs. All Residential Fellows will also receive a £23,000 stipend to cover living costs while in London.
  • AFSEE also has various avenues of additional support and funding to ensure that there are no barriers for Fellows to fully participate in the programme. Such as access to LSE’s Disability and Wellbeing Service team and opportunities to apply for AFSEE Family Care Support Fund and Resilience Support Fund.
  • 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.

Non-Residential Fellows

  • The AFSEE programme covers the cost of the Postgraduate Certificate; all expenses related to travel to and from modules; accommodation and related costs during modules; and any visa fees. All Non-Residential Fellows will also receive up to a £10,000 grant to support the execution of their fellowship project.
  • AFSEE also has various avenues of additional support and funding to ensure that there are no barriers for Fellows to fully participate in the programme. Such as opportunities to apply for AFSEE Connectivity Fund, Family Care Support Fund, and Resilience Support Fund.
  • Each Non-Residential Fellow receives support from a dedicated mentor who has been selected for expertise and experience in the Fellow’s area of focus.

Eligibility

Residential Fellows

  • Applicants must have at least 7 years of experience of substantive real-world experience in challenging inequalities.
  • Applicants must qualify for admission to the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE. These requirements include an undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 degree or above) in any discipline. A background in social science and/or work experience in the social policy field are advantageous but not essential.
  • Applicants must meet LSE’s standard English Language Requirement.

Non-Residential Fellows:

  • Applicants must have at least 7 years of experience of substantive real-world experience in challenging inequalities.
  • Applicants should have an undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:2 or above) in any discipline. However, we aim to be inclusive and to encourage applications from non-traditional applicants and we are therefore open to applications from applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree.
  • Applicants must meet LSE’s standard English Language Requirement.

Application

All applications to the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme must be submitted online via LSE’s Graduate Admissions Portal. Applications are open from Thursday 12 October 2023 until Thursday 11 January 2024. Please note that all required supporting documents must be submitted with your application, which is why it is recommended that you begin the application process as early as possible.

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