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The Roddenberry Fellowship

The Roddenberry Fellowship is about community. It’s about bringing extraordinary people together to learn, share, and grow in the pursuit of meaningful, long-term change.

To date, there are close to 100 Roddenberry Fellows from across the country, working on a range of critical issues from immigrant detention and voting rights to healthcare and domestic abuse. Together, their collective efforts make the U.S. a more inclusive and equitable place to live.

The 12-month program is designed to support Founders, Executive Directors, and CEOs who are approaching some of our most entrenched problems in new and impactful ways. The tailored support, trainings, and connections that are at the core of the Fellowship are designed to be responsive to the needs of each Fellow and each cohort. By creating space for amazing individuals to connect, the community can collectively support the revolutionary movements that are needed to reshape this country into one that meets the needs of all, not just the few.

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 (assuming state/city ordinances allow):
    • February 20-24, 2023 in Los Angeles
    • September 28 - October 1, 2023 in New York
  • A community of peers and allies who share resources, expertise, and support

Fellows must be working on a project, organization, or initiative with direct impact in one of five areas:

Dates and Details

  • Fellowship Launch: May 3, 2022
    Between May 3 and May 27, you are invited to learn about the Fellowship and complete the Round One application.
  • Round One Deadline: May 27, 2022
    Complete registration and submit your application by 5:00 PM Pacific.
  • Round One review: May 31 – July 15, 2022
    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 18, 2022
  • Round Two opens: July 18, 2022
    A select number of applicants will be invited to submit an application for Round Two of the Fellowship. Only those who are invited to Round Two will remain in consideration for the 2023 Fellowship.
  • Round Two deadline: August 12, 2022
    Round Two applicants will have four weeks to submit their Round Two application. All Round Two applications are due by Friday, August 12, at 5:00 PM Pacific.
  • Round Two Evaluation: August 18 - September 30
    The Roddenberry Foundation team and a panel of judges evaluates applications using the scoring criteria and finalizes the 2023 cohort.
  • Fellows Announcement: November 2022
    The 2023 Fellows will be announced on The Roddenberry Foundation website and social media.
  • Fellowship Begins: January 2023
    The 2023 Fellowship will officially begin in January 2023.


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 $2M or less.
  • Individuals whose primary focus of their work is: immigrant and refugee rights, civil rights, LGBTQIA+ and women’s rights, environmental protection, or health and wellness.

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