The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity Programme

This fellowship goes beyond a conventional academic programme. Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity is part of a game-changing global initiative that is harnessing the power of collective action and leadership to accelerate social equity.

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About the programme  

As a proud partner of the Atlantic Fellows Social Equity (AFSE) programme, the University of Auckland is working closely with the host institution (the University of Melbourne) and other trans-Tasman partners to advance Indigenous communities through more equitable social outcomes.

Ambition is high, with a view to achieving social equity globally for all. The programme builds on the strengths of Indigenous knowledge, recognising the inherent strengths of Indigenous people as a community, both globally and domestically. 

The programme is a 12-month intensive, with significant study and time commitments. It is open for Australian and New Zealand applicants and requires a strong commitment from the individual, and their employers, to dedicate to the course for maximum impact.

Applicants are required to enrol in a graduate qualification in Social Change Leadership through the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

2021 Fellows are now being sought: they should be mid-career, with experience in their chosen field or sector, and seeking to accelerate their impact for social change.

What you will gain from the programme 

Successful applicants to the programme become Fellows, undertaking an intensive 12-month study period to progress their social change project, with a formal qualification on completion. 

As well as this qualification, a key focus of the programme will be developing individual talents and their international networks to support leadership as a change maker.

Successful applicants will be welcomed into a global network of fellows, have accelerated career and leadership opportunities, the ongoing support of lifelong Senior Fellowship networks, and a philanthropic base. They will also be given a generous stipend for their work.

NZ-based team

If you have questions about the application process please contact Associate Professor Melinda Webber and Associate Professor Te Kawehau Hoskins for more information. 

New Zealanders announced for 2021 cohort of the AFSE programme:

NZ-based Atlantic Fellows from the 2020 programme: