Nurturing talent to challenge inequality, promote peace and deliver social change


Supporting Activism

Our Fellowship Programme is an opportunity for social change activists to reflect on their practice, share and exchange ideas, deepen skills and learn about fresh approaches and strategies for change.  

We seek out activists who can demonstrate that participation in the fellowship programme will enhance their leadership and the impact of their work for social change. 

They can be seasoned campaigners and advocates who want to reflect and document their work, or emerging new activists who would benefit from exposure to the work, strategies, learning and good practice of others.

Through our networks, fellows can access a global community of people working on similar themes and using a diverse range of strategies and tactics to effect social change.

The Fellowship Programme is supporting activists based around the globe, working on issues such as migration, human rights, peacebuilding, and inequality. You can read more about our fellows on our Team & Network page here.

The SCI Fellowship Programme is not open for general applications. We seek nominations from contacts in a range of relevant areas and geographies.

A new round of awards in 2021 are currently being considered and are likely to focus on the following priorities:

  • new activist approaches to holding power to account
  • tackling disinformation and influencing the public narrative
  • addressing systemic and structural inequalities
  • utilising technology and information
  • financial activism and budget analysis
  • dealing with rising extremism