Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity provides capacity and freedom to leaders to have positive social impact at scale.

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity program is an unconventional social leadership program that challenges the common notion of leadership and the need for archetypal leaders.

Driven by Indigenous people and based on Indigenous sensibilities, the program aims to build a generation of people who work together as a collective and distributed network of change makers to improve the wellbeing of communities, especially Indigenous communities, and make society more healthy, inclusive, and fair.

The Fellowship program, led by the University of Melbourne, is driven by a game-changing US$50 million grant from US-based The Atlantic Philanthropies. This commitment has leveraged significant additional support from an alliance of partner organisations including the University of Auckland, Queensland University of Technology, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the Business Council of Australia, Jawun and the Australian Government.

Over the next 20 years the program will support more than 400 change agents, influential and innovative leaders, and social provocateurs, who will connect with thousands of other Atlantic Fellows as part of a global network.

Find out more about the program and the initial cohort of Fellows by visiting the program’s

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