Atlantic Non-Residential Fellowships

This course is designed especially for the Non-Residential Atlantic Fellows to discuss the key, multidisciplinary academic concepts surrounding the study of inequalities whilst benefitting from the expertise of our affiliated partner organisations who are actively campaigning against inequality.

This one of a kind course is designed and delivered by academics from LSE, the University of Cape Town, and COES, with additional teaching and guidance from charities, NGOs and other advocacy organisations to ensure a range of perspectives. The courses will mainly take place within the UK, however at least one week will be spent at the University of Cape Town.

Fellows will undertake practical project work during the short course sessions and be encouraged to continue their work between the short courses with guidance from the Atlantic Fellows programme's Coure Tutor.

The structure of the Fellowship

The course will be taught over seven weeks throughout the year, including the intensive two-week summer school. Due to teaching arrangements, final dates need to be confirmed, however the initial schedule is as follows:

Two week AFp Summer School based at LSE - 3 July to 14 July 2017

The AFp Summer school will provide the first teaching sessions for the Non-Residential Fellows.  The first week will consist of sessions on 'understanding inequalities' and the second week will consider 'strategies to challenge inequalities'.

Week-long course based at UCT - 18 September to 22 September 2017

This week will be spent at the university of Cape Town, and will include leadership development and explore how issues of inequality are experienced and contested in the South African context.

Week-long AFp Summer school extension based at LSE - 30 October to 3 November 2017

This one week course consist of the introduction to the Atlantic Fellows programme, allow for bonding, mentorship and leadership development.  It will include field visits and work with non-academic collaborating partners

Week-long course based at LSE - 12 February to 16 February 2018 

This one week course will also support mentoring and leadership development.  It will include site visits and work with the programme's collaborating partners. Residential Atlantic Fellows will also take part in aspects of the course, which will provide ample opputunities for collaboration between Fellows on the two tracks.

Week-long course based at LSE - 16 April to 20 April 2018

To be led by the LSE Media and Communications Department, this one week course will consider how counter narratives can be devloped, which challenge inequality, and which provide resources for effective actiism and counter-mobilisation.

Week-long course - 10 - 14 June 2018

A final short course to be compulsory for Non-Residential Fellows will focus on gender related issues, further details will be made shortly.


The Residential Atlantic Fellows will focus on completing the MSc Inequalities and Social Science, though they will also be expected to be involved in the wider network of Fellows, with a number of events and activities which are unique to the Atlantic Fellows programme.

Fellows from the three tracks will be facilitated and encouraged to interact whenever possible. These networking sessions will not only build a closer network of dedicated scholars but also contribute to widening the reach of ongoing research activities.

Furthermore, after the completion of their studies and project work, all Fellows will also become part of a growing community of Fellows. They will be expected to remain an active part of this ongoing network, attending future events and working with future Fellows to continue the discourse and provide opportunities explore new and unique angles in the ongoing development of the challenge against inequalities.

They will also be a part of a greater network of Fellows from the various Atlantic Fellows programmes operating across the world. More information about the groups can be found ont he relevant section of this site, or on the external Atlantic Fellows site.

All Non-Residential Fellows will receive dedicated mentorship from the Course Tutor.

Financial support

All reasonable travel, accommodation and living costs will be supported by the Atlantic Fellows programme.


Ideally applicants would have between 7 and 10 years' of experience in tackling inequalities, however we would encourage applications from all interested parties.

Applicants will likely have achieved a 2:1 undergradate degree or equivalent in any discipline, though this is not necessary and the applicant's work experience may be taken into account.

Applicants may come from all regions of the world.

Applicants would ideally not have had access to a Fellowship of this kind previously. 

Applications should be committed to expanding your understanding of how to challenge inequality, and you will want to work with like-minded Fellows, teachers and mentors to enhance your knowledge and boost your confidence and skills.

Application process

Applications will open in early October. A link will be provided to the online application form once the applications process has officially opened.

Revisit this website / register your interest for updates on next year's applications.