Learn everything you need to know about the 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. Twenty Fellows will be selected to lead a project, organization, or initiative with direct impact in one of four areas:

All Roddenberry Fellows receive a $50,000 award, as well as tailored support:

  • One-on-one professional coaching and development opportunities
  • Virtual collaboration sessions to provide ongoing advisement, support, and connections
  • Two in-person retreats

Check out our Fellows in Action and learn more about what we’ve accomplished together.


The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Fellowship applications from individuals who meet all of the following:

  1. United States citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, or current visa holders who reside in the 50 United States or its territories.
  2. Individuals who currently serve as the Founder, Co-Founder, President, CEO, or Executive Director.
  3. Individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
  4. Individuals employed by or affiliated with organizations or institutions with a budget of $2mil or less.
  5. Individuals whose primary focus of their work is either immigrant & refugee rights, civil rights, LGBTQIA+ & women’s rights, or environmental protection.

We must not just to accept differences between ourselves and our ideas, but to enthusiastically welcome and enjoy them.

Gene Roddenberry