Who We Are

The Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity is a leadership program working with social change makers and community-based nation builders to shift attitudes, change systems, and create opportunities to support Indigenous people and communities to flourish. 

The program was established at the University of Melbourne and funded by The Atlantic Philanthropies in 2016. It is one of six global, interconnected Atlantic Fellows programs to which the foundation has committed over US$600 million worldwide—its final and biggest investment ever. The program also includes partner organisations and governments to support the work of this global network of thousands of Atlantic Fellows over the next two decades, and beyond.


Our Program Advisory Board provides strategic oversight and guidance to the program. Board members have extensive experience in a range of areas including Indigenous rights and advocacy, philanthropy, health, public sector, not-for-profits and start-ups, the arts and academia. 


Partners are core to our program, and we work with many national and international partners to connect Fellows with organisations that share similar aspirations for new leadership abilities.

Our current collaborating partners include:

Our Team

Our team of talented and passionate change makers are from diverse backgrounds and bring a wealth of experience and skills to create a truly unique and profound social change program. Read more about the team.

Visit Us

We are based at the University of Melbourne

170 Bouverie Street. Carlton. Victoria 3053. Australia

Our doors are always open so if you are in the area, come and visit us. 


Banner photo: Wayne Quilliam