Awarded annually, the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship was created in 2010 to honor the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer. Its mission is to foster the development of emerging documentary film editors by creating opportunities for creative growth and professional community building. It offers the only documentary editing fellowship in the United States. Since 2010, it has awarded eight year-long fellowships to emerging editors. In 2018, it introduced the Diversity in the Edit Room Program.