Atlantic Visiting Fellowships

The Visiting Atlantic Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for teams of senior academics and practicioners to undertake a fully-funded period of intensive research at the LSE International Inequalities Institute. 

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Types of project

The projects should look to develop new and innovative research that can provide unique insights into the causes of inequalities. The findings from the research project will then be delivered at an appropriate event, either the LSE International Inequalities Institute Annual Conference or a tailored event for the group.

As with the other Fellowship tracks, additional networking opportunities will be available, with Fellows able to interact with those undertaking the Residential and Non-Residential Fellowships where possible (according to the timing of the Visiting Fellows’ projects). 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.

Financial support

The teams will be fully-funded, including accommodation in London where needed, reasonable travel costs, office space within the International Inequalities Institute and any other reasonable research costs.

Finances may also be available to facilitate team member participation, should they be required.

There is a limited amount of funding each year, with sufficient resources for a team residency up to 3 months for 4 people starting within the year to August 2017 (i.e. 12 person months) and a team, or a number of teams, whose visits total 9 months within the 2017-18 academic year (i.e. 36 person months).


We are seeking applications from teams of three to four senior figures, from both academia and third sector organisations (including campaign groups, charities, think tanks or other non-academic bodies) tackling issues around inequalities.

Each team must include a current LSE academic, who will also act as coordinator with the Institute. We encourage a diversity of perspectives within each team, with teams that may:

- enable academics to bridge different disciplines to come together for joint research and writing to bring different expertise and literatures to bear on a particular issue.

- enable academics to bridge different geographies and work together on a common topic. These might include academics from the partner institutions, but also those from outside.

- enable research teams to bridge academic, activist and practitioner perspectives to find new approaches and present fresh research.

Application process

Applicants should be part of an existing group of interested individuals - the LSE cannot recommend partners at this time.

Once a group of three or four individuals has been identified, the team should nominate a leader - preferably an academic currently based at the LSE to complete the application form and return it to the LSE by the dates stated below. In addition to the application form, please send your project statement and a copy of the CV/resume of all applicants to

If you do not receive acknowledgement of your application within 5 working days, please email again to ensure the application has been successfully received.

Interviews may be held shortly after the application deadlines, with provision for phone or skype interviews where necessary.

If you would like to discuss your teams’ application or the programme in more detail, you can contact Prof John Hills via

Application deadlines

Please note applications for 2017-18 projects has closed.