The Roddenberry Foundation is pleased to announce the Roddenberry Fellowship for innovators, community leaders, and changemakers whose work has the greatest potential to protect the most vulnerable and to reinvent systems and structures that have served to oppress and disadvantage far too many for far too long.
The Roddenberry Fellowship is a U.S.-based fellowship awarded to extraordinary leaders and advocates who use new and innovative strategies to safeguard human rights and ensure an equal and just society for all.
Up to 20 applicants working in one of five issue areas will be selected as 2022 Fellows:
- Civil Rights: Fellows will work toward equity for all, including in public schools, the criminal justice system, and places of work.
- Environmental Protection: Fellows will work to mitigate the human impact on natural resources, neighborhoods, and communities.
- Immigration & Refugee Rights: Fellows will work to ensure the rights of all newcomers to the US regardless of where they come from or why.
- LGBTQIA & Women’s Rights: Fellows will work to secure rights and opportunities for everyone, irrespective of gender or sexual orientation.
- Health & Wellness: Fellows will work to overcome the barriers that prevent underserved communities from accessing the healthcare they need and deserve.
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 21-25, 2022 in Los Angeles;
- September 29 – October 2, 2022, in New York.
- A community of peers and allies who share resources, expertise, and support.
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.
For more information, visit https://roddenberryfoundation.org/our-work/roddenberry-fellowship/