The Roddenberry Fellowship
The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program for activists from across the country who are working to protect the most vulnerable and to make the US a more inclusive and equitable place to live.
Fellows must be working on a project, organization, or initiative with direct impact in one of four areas:
All Roddenberry Fellows receive a $50,000 award, as well as:
- One-on-one professional coaching and development opportunities
- Virtual collaboration sessions to provide ongoing advisement, support, and connections
Two required in-person retreats:
- February 17-21, 2020 in Los Angeles;
- October 1-4, 2020 in New York
- A community of peers and allies who share resources, expertise, and support
Dates and Details
- Fellowship Launch: May 8, 2019
Between May 8 and June 13, you are invited to learn about the Fellowship and complete the Round One application.
- Round One Deadline: June 13, 2019
Complete registration and submit your application by 5:00 PM Pacific.
- Round One review: June 17–July 25, 2019
The Roddenberry Foundation team reviews submissions to ensure they comply with Fellowship eligibility and rules, and a panel of vetters evaluates applications using the scoring rubric.
- Round Two invitations: July 26, 2019
- Round Two opens: July 29, 2019
- Round Two deadline: August 23, 2019
Round Two applicants will have three weeks to submit their Round Two application. All Round Two applications are due by Friday, August 23, at 5:00 PM Pacific
- Round Two Evaluation: August 26–October 9, 2019
The Roddenberry Foundation team a panel of judges evaluates applications using the scoring criteria and finalizes the 2020 cohort.
- Fellows Announcement: October 2019
The 2020 Fellows will be announced on this website, The Roddenberry Foundation website, social media, and via press release.
- Fellowship Begins: January 2020
The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Fellowship applications from individuals who meet all of the following:
- United States citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, or current visa holders who reside in the 50 United States or its territories.
- Individuals who are the principal of their initiatives or organizations, including Founder, Co-Founder, President, CEO, or Executive Director.
- Individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
- Individuals employed by or affiliated with organizations or institutions with a budget of $2mil or less.
- Individuals whose primary focus of their work is either immigrant & refugee rights, civil rights, LGBTQIA+ & women’s rights, or environmental protection.
- Individuals who are based in and whose work is focused solely on communities in the United States.
- Individuals who can devote 100% of their time in 2020 to their project or initiative.