Frequently Asked Questions


How do I become an Atlantic Fellow?

Visit each partner organization's website to review fellowship application guidelines: 

The Atlantic Philanthropies do not administer fellowships. Please check with each of the organizations listed above for fellowship details.   

Where can I find out more about Atlantic Fellows?

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What are The Atlantic Philanthropies?

The Atlantic Philanthropies were founded by entrepreneur Chuck Feeney, who decided in 1982 to devote his wealth to the service of humanity. A champion of Giving While Living, Feeney has long maintained that people of wealth should use it to better the world during their lifetimes. That belief, which has been a driving influence in our work, led The Atlantic Philanthropies' trustees to decide in 2002 to limit the foundation’s life.

By the time The Atlantic Philanthropies close their doors in 2020, they will have invested nearly $8 billion in promising people and programs, in places where the foundation saw the chance to create opportunity and promote greater fairness and equity for all.

Why did The Atlantic Philanthropies start the Atlantic Fellows program? 

The Atlantic Philanthropies established the Atlantic Fellows in 2015 to culminate the foundation’s long history of investing in people and in their vision, opportunity and ability to realize a better—fairer, healthier, more inclusive—world.

Atlantic has committed over $600 million—its biggest investment ever—alongside other partner organizations and governments, to support the work of a global network of thousands of Atlantic Fellows over the next two decades, and beyond.

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