The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity seek to harness Indigenous knowledge and ingenuity to create positive social change.

Throughout the yearlong fellowship, the program provides the tools, resources, and connections for fellows, most of whom are Indigenous, to become deeply engaged changemakers across the Pacific region.

Fellows are proven and provocative with a commitment to new forms of collaborative fellowship. Coming from a mix of backgrounds, professions and perspectives, cohorts include activists, educators, policy makers, academics, artists, cultural leaders, health care practitioners, and community organizers.


Photo: Mickey Kovari, Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity

Photo: Mickey Kovari, Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity supports the next generation of leaders to inspire, collaborate and provoke communities across Australia and the Pacific to flourish.

  • Up to 20 fellows annually

  • 12-month non-residential program with fellows coming together for around 60 days throughout the year

  • A carefully curated Indigenous-led curriculum to expand and deepen fellows’ ways of Knowing (Head), Being (Heart), and Doing (Hands)

  • Access to the people, places and processes to elevate, provoke, and sustain fellows’ social change work

  • Continued community, collaboration and access to resources to support fellows and their work

Program staff based at The University of Melbourne.

We remain aware of the lived daily experience of marginalization of our people. Our response will not be one of despair, but one of possibility, determination and opportunity.

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