Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity is a new program to train a new generation of leaders committed to tackling social disadvantage in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity is a new program to train a new generation of leaders committed to tackling social disadvantage in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The Fellowship program, to be led by the University of Melbourne, is driven by a game-changing US$50 million grant from US-based Atlantic Philanthropies. This commitment has leveraged some AUD$160 million in additional contributions and in kind support from the Australian Government and other partner organisations including the University of Auckland, Queensland University of Technology, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the Business Council of Australia, and Jawun.

The program will be the sixth in what is a global network of leadership development programs known collectively as the Atlantic Fellows. It seeks to build capacity and enhance the capability of a new generation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders committed to advancing a fairer, healthier, more resilient and inclusive society. Fellows will be mid-career, emerging leaders who are committed to using their positions to push for social change.

Commencing mid-2017, 25 Fellowships will be awarded annually for the next 20 years to develop some 500 social change agents, influential leaders and innovative thinkers. Find out more about the program.

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