The Sisters in Cinema Documentary Fellowship Program was launched in the Fall of 2019. 

Documentary Fellows receive a $5,000 development grant for their documentary film projects, fiscal sponsorship and individually tailored mentorship focused on both professional and project development.

Originally a year-long fellowship, Sisters in Cinema has modified the program so that the fellows may continue in the program throughout their careers.

Inspired by the Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship  initiative to increase diversity in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning through support to prospective PhD students when they are college students and continued support throughout their academic and professional careers, the Sisters in Cinema Fellowship is a similar intervention to increase diversity in the documentary film industry.