Roddenberry Fellowship

Roddenberry Foundation

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Next predicted deadline: May 7, 2022 5:00pm PDT (Pre proposal)

Later predicted deadlines: Jul 23, 2022 5:00pm PDT (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $50,000

Fields of work: Climate Change Resilience Environmental Justice & Advocacy Immigration & Refugee Rights Civil Rights Sexuality & LGBTQ Rights Women's Rights & Equality Health Care Access & Delivery Wellness & Healthy Living Health Disparities & Social Determinants of Health Mental Health & Psychiatric Diseases Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Working Professional

Funding uses: Training / Capacity Building, Fellowship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

Location of citizenship: United States

Age restriction: At least 18 years of age

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Action, A Way Forward

Launched in 2016, 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.

The Roddenberry Fellowship is a 12-month program that offers Fellows $50,000 to take an existing initiative (e.g. campaign, organization) to the next level and amplify its impact OR to launch a new initiative.

A New Reality

COVID-19 has and will continue to severely exacerbate existing and long-standing social inequities in marginalized and underserved communities. Individuals and families already experiencing housing instability, unemployment, limited health care access, and food insecurity will undoubtedly feel the pain more than others. For these communities, COVID-19 will amplify and compound economic, health, and racial inequities and reveal in stark and terrible terms the consequences of the historic disparities in which we live.

This year, in addition to seeking to support efforts that will mitigate and alleviate the new realities for these communities, we are also introducing a new issue area – Health + Wellness – to identify solutions that address health inequities in underserved communities, such as access to basic care, affordable treatment, and mental health services.

Issue Areas

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 our public schools, criminal justice system, and places of work.

Environmental Protection

Fellows will work to mitigate the human impact on our 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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Roddenberry Foundation welcomes Fellowship applications from individuals who meet all of the following:
    • United States citizens, permanent residents, DACA recipients, individuals with a valid grant of employment authorization or immigration status, 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.


This page was last reviewed July 22, 2021 and last updated April 28, 2021