The Fellowship for the Future is a two-year leadership award program for women of color in STEM leading research or outreach projects in line with the 500 Women Scientists mission and focused on increasing equity, inclusion, accessibility, or social justice in STEM. During their fellowship, fellows will carry out a proposed project and receive financial and logistical support from the 500 Women Scientists leadership team. Our hope is that by providing these extra resources and community connections, we can help expand the scope and impact of amazing work led by women of color in STEM.

As part of the Fellowship*, fellows will receive:

  • A $5,000 honorarium 

  • $1,000/yr in supplementary project funds

  • Support and mentorship from the 500 Women Scientists leadership team and advisory board

  • Travel funds to attend two in-person 500 Women Scientists leadership board meetings

  • Travel funds to attend two in-person professional development trainings

Fellows are invited to:

  • Join the 500 Women Scientists leadership team

  • Attend the Fellowship for the Future award ceremony

  • Participate in virtual mentorship calls and project discussions

  • Attend two in-person 500 Women Scientists leadership meetings and professional development trainings

  • Provide mentorship to the next cohort of fellows 

*Program details subject to change depending on available resources.

** All funds are required to be used as described in the recipient’s proposal and, in all circumstances, funds must be used only for charitable, educational or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) and in furtherance and support of the state mission of 500 Women Scientists