Upon selection, Schmidt Science Fellows join a lifelong community. By collaborating, sharing experiences, and interacting with new concepts, they forge bonds with other Fellows. They also build networks with the thought leaders they meet at the Global Meetings. The Fellowship supports, guides, and challenges its members throughout their careers to achieve more than they could as a scientist on their own. Upon completing their placements, Fellows become members of the Schmidt Science Fellows alumni community of Senior Fellows who have continued opportunities to interact with other Fellows and the program.