Deadline: June 16, 2023 00:00 CEST
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Eligibility: founders/co-founders and current in the CEO, ED, or equivalent position within their organization, and their organizations must be <$2mil annual budget and <4 years in existence, over 18 years old, and a United States citizen, permanent resident, DACA recipient, or current visa holder who resides in the 50 United States and its territories. All proposals must be for charitable, educational, or scientific purposes and may not be for lobbying or legislative purposes.
Location: the United States

Roddenberry Fellowship 2023

Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program that provides leaders with a $50,000 grant and access to an exceptional community of peers driving real change for communities throughout the US.

At the core of the Roddenberry Fellowship is the belief that we can solve today’s most pressing issues through deeper connections and smarter networks.

Individually, Fellows are innovative, optimistic, and impact-driven. Collectively, the Fellowship community is constantly adapting to provide relevant resources, connections, and solidarity.

Who is the Roddenberry Fellowship for?

The Roddenberry Fellowship is for US-based individuals working toward social justice who meet the following criteria:

  • Lived experience: fellows are an integral part of the community they’re working with
  • Intersectional: the work addresses the inherent intersectionality of entrenched issues
  • Innovative: the approach builds on existing knowledge in a new and potentially impactful way
  • Relational: fellows are seeking a community of their peers – and have the capacity to contribute to the community as well
  • Leadership: fellows are founders/co-founders of their org and are currently in key decision-making roles (ED, CEO, etc.)
  • Growth potential: organizations have <$2mil annual budgets and have been in operation for <4 years

Roddenberry Fellows are an extraordinary group of activists, leaders, and disruptors who are responding with urgency and creativity to structural inequities in a climate of increasing polarization and fear.

To date, there are over 100 Roddenberry Fellows across the country, working on critical issues from immigrant detention and voting rights to healthcare and domestic abuse. Together, their collective efforts are creating a more diverse, inclusive country for all of us.

Why should you apply?

Each Fellow’s initiative has significant potential to create lasting change, and yet each Fellow is so much more than their work. To this end, the Fellowship is designed to make sure that Fellows get the resources they need to move their initiative forward as well as feel personally supported in the process.

This holistic approach benefits from the deep Fellowship network and allows the ongoing cultivation of a cross-sector network of activists, community leaders, advocates, and changemakers.

All fellows receive a $50k flexible grant, a team of coaches to work with throughout the year, two all-expenses-paid retreats in the spring and fall, a cohort of peers, and a network of over 100 passionate changemakers nationwide.

  • LA retreat

Fellows meet in person in Los Angeles for a facilitated week of sharing stories, identifying potential collaborations, and building the foundation for deeper connections and relationships.

  • Fellowship year

Throughout the year, Fellows continue to deepen their connections with each other and alums through monthly calls, weekly emails, learning groups, and local, in-person meet-ups. Fellows also meet with coaches and external experts who can support their work.

  • Fall retreat

At the fall retreat, alumni join the current cohort to mix and mingle, participate in peer-led sessions, and meet people working in the local community.

  • Alumni network

As the first year of the Fellowship draws to a close, Fellows are welcomed into the alumni network and, through ongoing engagement, have access to benefits ranging from coaching to conference panels to Q&A sessions with funders and experts.

Interested in applying for the Roddenberry Fellowship 2023? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.

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