The Roddenberry Fellowship Program

The Roddenberry Foundation seeks passionate, talented activists to take immediate action for long-term impact. Hence they are pleased to announce its Roddenberry Fellowship Program. US citizens, permanent residents or current visa holders in the 50 United States, who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to apply for the fellowship. The foundation is looking for 20 activists, leaders, advocate, and change makers whose work has the greatest potential to protect the most vulnerable and make the US a more equitable and inclusive place to live. Total $1,000,000 will be awarded, become one of 20 Fellows who will be selected for 2018 to receive a $50,000 grant to help support a project or initiative in one of four areas.

The Roddenberry Foundation was launched in 2010, is committed to finding and supporting remarkable people and organizations that can disrupt existing dynamics, challenge old patterns of thought, and discover new ways to help us move towards a better future. The foundation provides grants to accelerate the development of great, untested ideas and invest in models that are challenging the status quo and improving the human condition.


The Roddenberry Fellowship is open to US citizens, permanent residents, or current visa holders in the 50 United States who are 18 years of age or older and who meet the following conditions:

  • Agree to all legal terms and conditions of The Roddenberry Fellowship
  • Submit the application in English
  • Primary focus of your initiative is US issues to include immigrant and refugee rights, civil rights, LGBTQIA and women’s rights, or climate change and environmental justice
  • You are available to make a twelve (12) month commitment to your initiative
  • You are affiliated with, employed by, or hosted by a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, academic institution, or established volunteer group at the time of your application
  • If initiatives, new or pre-existing, have an annual organizational budget of $1 million or less
  • Your initiative does not involve any attempt to influence legislation or the outcome of any specific public election or the carrying on of any voter registration drive.

How to Apply:

To apply, the applicant can submit online application through the given link:

Applying for the Fellowship is a two-step process.

  • In the first round, you’ll be invited to provide some basic information about who you are and what you’re working on.
  • If selected for the second round, you’ll be asked for a more detailed account of your plans and what you aim to achieve.

Financial Aid and Award Money:

Twenty (20) Fellows will be selected to receive $50,000 each, as well as tailored support, to help implement a project or initiative in one of four areas: Civil Rights, Climate Change and Environmental Justice, Immigration and Refugee Rights, and LGBTQIA and Women’s Rights.

As a Fellow you will receive:

  • $50,000 to support an initiative that has direct impact in your field
  • One-on-one professional coaching and development opportunities
  • Virtual collaboration sessions to provide ongoing advisement, support, and training
  • An in-person three-day retreat in February 2018 with the entire cohort, community leaders, and coaches

Application Deadline:

The Roddenberry Fellowship applications are due on August 22, 2017.

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