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Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund (CRRF) was launched in May 2020 to fund research with the potential to respond quickly to the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic and its connections to global inequalities.

Four collaborative projects involving academics, practitioners and civil society professionals from around the world have been funded, and are expected to reach completion within one year.

Armine Ishkanian, Executive Director of Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, said: “We recognise that addressing the challenges of global inequalities in the context of the pandemic requires collaborative efforts, innovative approaches and original thinking. I hope the research that emerges from these projects will not only advance our knowledge about the impacts and responses to COVID-19, but will also contribute to policy shaping and inform the wider, public conversations about inequalities.”

Mike Savage, former Director of LSE’s International Inequalities Institute, where the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is based, noted: I am thrilled that we have been able to make these awards to such excellent and timely projects. They demonstrate how AFSEE can work alongside the III to lever high-quality research-based projects that will have real-world impact in addressing inequality.

Watch the CRRF - short film to learn more about the learnings and impact of the four projects:

Read the original CRRF grant call

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