The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a funded fellowship based at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science. They are one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellowships worldwide. The application deadline is January 12, 2023.
About Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a transformative experience that emphasises learning, connection and reflection.
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.
For both the 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 key learning Modules. It is an intense and demanding year that requires full commitment from Fellows as they join a community that helps to support, challenge, and deepen their learning and practice.
Fellowship is also a lifelong journey. At the end of their active fellowship year at LSE, Fellows will have the opportunity to build their engagement in the Atlantic Fellows global community, in the company of Senior Fellows from all seven Atlantic Fellows programmes around the world.
Below are the eligibility requirements for the program
- 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.
- 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, we aim 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. We are 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.
both the Residential and the Non-Residential track have the same minimum English-language requirements set according to the LSE’s English-Language Requirement guidance.
You can meet our language requirements in the following ways:
- You are a national and resident of Canada or one of the UKVI list of majority English-speaking countries (whose first language is English). If it is not clear elsewhere in your application, please provide an indication that English was the language of instruction in your primary/secondary education or
- You have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (of at least three years duration), a postgraduate taught degree (of at least one year) or a PhD in one of those countries listed or
- You have passed a recognised English language test at an appropriate level.
Please note: Applicants are not required to sit an English-language test before they submit their application. However, successful applicants who have not met the English-language requirements can only take their place in the programme once they have achieved the required score on the test.
The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme will reimburse the cost of any English language tests taken by offer holders who need to complete the test to meet the conditions of entry.
For more information, please see the English Language Requirement section of LSE website at: http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Graduate/Prospective-students/Entry-requirements/English-language-requirements.
All applicants must complete an online application through the LSE’s Graduate Application System during the application period. In addition to filling in an application form, you will also need to:
- Nominate two referees and make sure that both submit the references by the reference deadline on 5pm (UK time) on 19th of January 2023.
- Upload the following documents
- transcripts or a document stating that you do not hold an undergraduate degree.
- statement of academic purpose. Please see here for advice on how to write a personal statement for the programme.
Applications for the 2023-24 programme are now open and will close on Thursday 12 January 2023. You can start your application here.
Below is the application timeline
- 12 October 2022: Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity Information Webinar.
- 14 October 2022: Applications for the 2023-24 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme open.
- 26 October – 9 November 2022: Zoom Q&A sessions with Senior Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity. See the full schedule and register here.
- 16 November 2022: Application Tips for the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme – webinar. Register here for the webinar.
- 12 January 2023 (5pm UK time): Applications for the 2023-24 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme close.
- March 2023: Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified.
- April 2023: Applicants will be notified of final decisions.
- June 2023: We will introduce our 2023-24 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity via this site and our social media channels.
Autumn 2023: Applications for the 2024-25 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme will open. If you’d like to be kept informed about the Fellowship and the application process, please register your interest here.
For more information, visit the programme website.