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:

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

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

Gene Roddenberry


The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Fellowship applications from individuals who meet all of the following (see Rules for more info):

  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.