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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

How to Apply

Are you a change-maker committed to fighting inequality? Do you want to learn from scholars, innovators, activists and social change organisations, and the latest academic research and expert insights on inequalities? Are you ready to join forces with a lifelong global network of peers?

We are looking for Fellows who are bold and ready to challenge power; who see the bigger picture of how inequalities are playing out; who are imaginative and daring in the way they envision solutions; who bring care and collaboration into their practice; who recognise the significance of lived experience of inequality, and whose own lived experience informs their practice; who focus not on advancing their careers, but on their commitment to changing the world through collective and collaborative approaches.

Applications for the 2024-25 programme are now closed. Applications for the 2025-26 programme will open in Autumn 2024. 

Eligibility & Selection

We are working to build a cohort that reflects diverse perspectives and experiences, and the majority of our Fellows come from the Global South. We look for a range of characteristics in our Fellows, in addition to their alignment to our values-led programme and the fellowship offering.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants for both the Residential and Non-Residential tracks must have at least 7 years of experience and be able to meet LSE's English Language Requirements. Applicants to the Residential track must also qualify for admission to the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science programme at LSE.

Selection Criteria

Applicants need to give us a clear idea of who they are, their values, and their work, particularly in relation to their experience in challenging inequalities; their clarity of vision and future impact; and their commitment and readiness to learn from and contribute to the AFSEE Community.

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Application Process

All applicants must complete an online application through the LSE’s Graduate Application System during the application period. Please make sure you have allowed yourself enough time to complete the application, including providing all the required supporting documents. It can take time to request documents from educational institutions, and many will be closed over the winter break, so we would advise starting the process early. If your application is incomplete when the applications close, it unfortunately will not be considered.  In addition to filling in an application form, you will also need to:

Request references

Nominate two referees and make sure that both references have been submitted by the reference deadline (5pm GMT, 18 January 2024).

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Upload documents

Upload documents, including your transcripts or a document stating that you do not hold an undergraduate degree; your statement of academic purpose; and your CV.

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Meet language requirement

Take necessary steps to prove that you meet the minimum English-language requirements. However, please note that applicants are not required to sit an English-language test before they submit their application.

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Application timeline for the 2024-25 Cohort

Frequently Asked Questions

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