Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity

Challenging inequality requires courage, compassion, commitment - and knowledge 

We see an urgent need to harness the potential of thousands of thinkers and doers addressing inequalities in the world, and we believe that in coming together to imagine, provoke, innovate and collaborate, their collective impact will be greater.

Christopher G. Oechsli, president and CEO, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and board chair of the Atlantic Institute

Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, housed at LSE's International Inequalities Institute, is an innovative funded fellowship that brings together policy-makers, activists and movement-builders from around the world to explore and challenge the root causes of inequality. 

Our fellowship is a home for thinkers, doers and change-makers whose insights help to shape and inform the International Inequalities Institute’s research. It is a transformative community that is working toward just and equitable alternatives to today's deeply unjust and unequal world. 

There are two tracks in our fellowship: Residential and Non-Residential. Members of the Residential track undertake the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at LSE during their active fellowship year. 

The Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme is supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies via a £64 million, 20-year grant aimed at building a catalytic community of 400 fellows. It is one of seven Atlantic Fellowships worldwide working to create a global community to advance fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies. 

Applications for the 2022-23 fellowship will open in autumn 2021. To register your interest, email .