Why should I apply to become a Fellow?
Who is the Foundation looking for to be a Fellow?
Why is The Roddenberry Foundation launching this Fellowship this year?
When will we find out who the fellows are?
How many applications did you receive?
I have a really good idea but I missed the first round application deadline? Can I still apply?
Will you run the fellowship next year?
Do you have other grants or programs where people could find funding?
First Round Application Questions
When does the Fellowship program start?
What are the key dates for The Roddenberry Fellowship application process?
Will candidates’ information be kept private?
Is the Roddenberry Foundation looking for a specific type of approach or strategy?
Do I need to be affiliated with an institution to apply? What if I have an idea that isn’t related to where I work?
What if I’m part of a team?
What types of projects are NOT eligible for a Fellowship?
Can 501c4s apply for a grant?
Is the Foundation only looking for new organizations that have been formed in the last few years?
If I’m new to activism can I still apply?
Can I apply more than once if I have multiple ideas or projects I’m involved with?
Can I work part-time or even full-time at a job unrelated to my project while I’m a Fellow?
Can I be an actively enrolled student?
When will candidates know if they’ve been selected to the second round?
Second Round Application Questions
Will I get any feedback on my application?
If selected, what is the required time commitment as a Fellow?
Will Fellows have in-person meetings?
Will Fellows have to submit a report or make a presentation at the end of the twelve month Fellowship?
What does “unscored” mean? Will I be penalized if I don’t have two references? (Q3, Community Leadership and Trust)
Who should I list as a reference for the community survey?
I’ve never started an entrepreneurial venture, how should I respond to the question about it? (Q2, Community Leadership and Trust)
What does “intrapreneurial” mean? (Q2, Community Leadership and Trust)
Why are you asking about entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial experiences? Why is this important?
When you ask about ‘key milestones’ do you mean a specific timeline? Do you want data? How would you like us to break this down? (Q3, Strategic Impact)
Do you have a preference for types of metrics or measurement? (Q4, Strategic Impact)
What do you mean by ‘overlapping issues”? What if my issue truly is narrowly focused? Is that ok? (Q4, Strategic Impact)
What do you mean by ‘group size’ and your relationship to the group? (Q2, Strategic Impact)
If I don’t have a success in my chosen field, can I describe one in another part of my life that would indicate my track record? (Q9, Feasibility)
When will Fellows receive the $50k award?
What can Fellows spend the $50k on? Are there restrictions?
If I’m selected as a Fellow, can I allocate some of the funds to a team member?
Do Fellows receive the grant directly or does the institution they’re affiliated with receive the funds?
Can you give us a little clarity on the $1 million dollar cap?
Am I eligible to apply if I work for an institution with a budget larger than $1mil?
Why do you have a $1mil cap on organizational size?
Can I direct the funds towards my organization?
If I become a Fellow how will I receive the funds?
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