I’m thrilled to announce that the application for the 2019 class of the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) is now open!
AFRE is a transnational fellowship programme that brings together accomplished individuals from diverse backgrounds to incubate new strategies for addressing, dismantling and transforming the power structures that perpetuate anti-black oppression. Based at New York’s Columbia University and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, AFRE is one of seven interconnected global fellowship programmes supported by The Atlantic Philanthropies to create a global community of fairer, healthier and more inclusive societies.
We are looking for 20 high-impact leaders from South Africa and the United States who are committed to advancing racial equity in their communities and across the globe. Throughout the 12-month programme, Fellows explore the origins of structural racism and its mechanisms of operation and develop collaborative strategies for building a just and equitable world. The programme offers the opportunity for cross-cultural exchange and learning, and provides customised professional development including coaching, mentoring, and media relations, as well as resources for developing innovative projects. Fellows also become a part of and have access to the larger global network of Atlantic Fellows changemakers.
We are searching for candidates who are discipline-diverse, committed to achieving equity, have a track record of significant impact and highly value dialogue and learning from diverse perspectives and voices in the effort to achieve societal transformation. You can learn more about what we look for when selecting Fellows here.
If you share our values and our vision, please apply to join the next class of Fellows, by 6:59 am SAST / 11:59 pm EST on the 31st January. Or, if you know someone who should apply, please let them know that the call for applications is now open.