Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity are activists, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners who believe inequality can be defeated.

Applications for the 2022-23 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme are now open. The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a transformative experience that emphasises learning, connection and reflection.

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 four 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.

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. We are one of seven interconnected Atlantic Fellowships worldwide.

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?


Atlantic Fellowship is especially keen to support applicants:

  • Who live in the global South (in particular Africa, Far East, the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent), although this factor will never be considered in isolation.
  • Who do not otherwise have the resources to finance their participation in activities such as these, especially people from the global South.
  • Who have not already had significant access to fellowships or scholarships.

Residential Track

Residential Fellows in the 2022-23 programme will undertake a full-time, one-year MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE, in addition to AFSEE Modules and a dedicated mentorship.

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 2022-23 cohort, Residential Fellows will be expected to be resident in London from mid-September 2022.


The MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and wide-ranging programme that draws on expertise from leading academics in LSEs departments including Sociology, Social Policy, Media and Communications, Economics, Gender, Government, and Methodology. Its core course provides a strong grounding in the study, measurement and structures of inequalities. Additional elective courses, suited to a broad range of interests, are offered.

The Residential track of the AFSEE programme provides an intensive learning experience centred on building rigorous, interdisciplinary knowledge in inequalities and research skills. Residential Fellows will focus on improving their understanding and knowledge base in order to go on to lead advances in solutions to inequalities. Residential Fellows are expected to arrive with a clear agenda and plan for applying the knowledge and research skills they will gain through their participation in an immersive academic experience.


In addition to their commitment to their MSc degree study, Residential Fellows will participate in four AFSEE Modules, alongside Non-Residential Fellows.

  • Module 1: Foundations of Social and Economic Inequalities: Tuesday 6 – Friday 16 September 2022 | London, UK
  • Module 2: Policy for Equity: Monday 31 October – Friday 4 November 2022 | Online
  • Module 3: Challenging and Transforming Inequality: Challenging and Transforming Inequality: Monday 17 – Friday 21 April 2023 | London, UK
  • Module 4: Southern Perspectives on Equity: Monday 19 June – Friday 23 June 2023 | Location TBD


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.

The Residential track of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is a funded fellowship.The fellowship includes full tuition fees, an £19,o00 stipend to cover living costs while in London, any necessary travel expenses to in-person modules, and travel to and from London at the beginning and end of the active fellowship, including reimbursement of visa fees. 

Modest financial support is available for Fellows who have family care responsibilities. The programme also has a Resilience Fund to which Fellows can apply in the event of emergencies. Further information is available upon request.

Application Procedure

All applicants must complete an online application through the LSE’s Graduate Application System. In addition to filling in an application form, you will also need to:

  • Nominate two referees
  • Upload your transcripts or a document confirming that you do not hold an undergraduate degree
  • Upload your statement of academic purpose. Please see here for advice on how to write a personal statement for the programme.
  • Upload your CV
  • Take necessary steps to prove that you meet the minimum English-language requirements.


  • 6 October 2021: opening of applications to the 2022-23 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme.
  • 18 October 2021: Application Tips for the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme – webinar. Register here.
  • 10 January 2022 (midday): closing of applications to the 2022-23 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme. Note that all required documentation, including university transcripts, must be submitted with your application. We recommend that you begin the application process as early as possible.
  • March 2022: Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified
  • April 2022: Applicants will be notified of final decisions.
  • June 2022: We will introduce our 2022-23 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity via this site and our social media channels.
  • Autumn 2022: applications for the 2023-24 Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme will open. If you’d like to be kept informed about the Fellowship and the application period, email to register your interest.

Application Deadline: 10 January 2022

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