The good folks who run the Tiptree Award have created a Fellowship Program designed to support speculative works during their creation. The Fellowships provide recognition for the new voices who are making visible the many forces that are changing our view of gender today, including those don’t fit within the traditional boundaries of genre fiction. Tiptree Fellows may be writers, artists, scholars, game designers, media producers, remix artists, performers, musicians, or something else entirely.
The Tiptree Fellowship Committee particularly encourages applications from members of communities that have been historically underrepresented in the science fiction and fantasy genre and from creators who are creating speculative narratives in media other than traditional fiction. In keeping with the focus of the Tiptree Award, the selection committee is seeking projects that explore and expand understandings of gender, particularly in relationship to race, nationality, class, disability, sexuality, age, and other factors that set individuals or groups apart as “other.” Fellowship applicants do not need a professional or institutional affiliation, as the intention of the Fellowship program is to support emerging creators who lack institutional support for their work.
Each Fellow will receive $500 and the resulting work will be recognized and promoted by the Tiptree Award. Over time, the Fellowship program will create a network of Fellows who can build connections, provide mutual support, and find opportunities for collaboration.
Information as to how to apply for a Fellowship, and the requirements that Fellows will be expected to fulfill, can be found at the Tiptee Award website.