Fully Funded Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) Fellowship Program at LSE!

AFSEE Fellowship: A Catalyst for Change

The AFSEE Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for change-makers to pause, reflect, and revitalize their efforts in tackling social and economic inequalities. The program provides a platform for participants to:

  • Engage in in-depth learning and skill development.
  • Build a supportive community and valuable networks.
  • Strengthen their ability to create a lasting impact on society.

In the words of Professor Armine Ishkanian, the AFSEE Executive Director, the fellowship aims to empower social-change leaders with the tools and knowledge necessary to drive significant change in the future.

Areas of Focus

The AFSEE Fellowship is open to individuals working in various fields related to social and economic equity. These fields include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic and social rights.
  • Sustainability and environmental activism.
  • Tax justice and economic alternatives.
  • Women’s, minority, and disability rights.
  • Rights to education.
  • Democracy and governance.
  • Housing and urban inequalities.
  • Labor rights.
  • Community organizing.
  • Arts and culture.
  • Peacebuilding and transitional justice.

Two Distinct Tracks

The AFSEE Fellowship offers two tracks to accommodate the diverse needs and circumstances of applicants:

  1. Residential Track: Fellows in this track spend one year in London, undertaking the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science degree at LSE. Additionally, they participate in four bespoke fellowship modules led by AFSEE Executive Director Professor Armine Ishkanian and AFSEE Programme Lead Dr. Sara Camacho Felix. These modules focus on foundational knowledge, policy for equity, challenging inequality, and debates around inequality.
  2. Non-Residential Track: Fellows in this track remain in their home countries and work contexts while developing a practice-based project during the active fellowship year. They also join their Residential counterparts online and in-person for the fellowship modules. Non-Residential Fellows receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Economic Equity upon successful completion of the program.

Lifelong Fellowship Community

Upon completing the AFSEE Fellowship, all Fellows join a lifelong fellowship community comprising members from all seven Atlantic Fellows programs worldwide. This network continues to provide support, opportunities for learning, collaboration, and connection to like-minded individuals committed to creating a more equitable world.

Program Impact and Vision

The AFSEE Fellowship provides participants with a holistic perspective on addressing today’s inequalities and driving systemic change. Fellows engage with leading scholars and practitioners, sharing their experiences and insights. Together, they work towards creating a more equitable and inclusive world for everyone.

The Atlantic Fellows Initiative

Launched in 2017, Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity is generously supported by a £64 million grant over 20 years from The Atlantic Philanthropies. The program aims to create a vibrant community of 400 Fellows over two decades. To date, the AFSEE program has brought together 116 change-makers from 49 countries, uniting individuals from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North and South America. As part of the broader Atlantic Fellows network, AFSEE fosters collaboration among changemakers to advance fairer, healthier, and more inclusive societies globally.

Application Deadline

Applications for the 2024-25 AFSEE Fellowship program will close at 5 pm (UK time) on 11 January 2024.

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