World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) Emerging Producers Bursary Program 2022 (Fully Funded to Glasgow, UK)

WCSFP

Application Deadline: September 9, 2022

The Emerging Producers Bursary Program offers up-and-coming producers and content creators working in science, history, wildlife and non-fiction media a range of support including accreditation and networking opportunities for Congress ’22, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP).

The goal of the program is to welcome and support diverse emerging talent and encourage a new generation of Congress members. Producers and content creators working in all science and non-fiction media are encouraged to apply including those working in digital media, social media and gaming.

Applicants must be first time WCSFP attendeesFor Tier 1 bursaries, two priorities have been identified:

  • Applicants from outside the WCSFP’s traditional attendance base (i.e. outside of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, UK, USA)
    AND/OR
  • Applicants who have not previously attended a major international market event

The Emerging Producer Bursary Program welcomes underrepresented voices and encourages applications from across all cultural and geographic backgroundsApplicants must demonstrate experience working in the science, history, wildlife or factual genres in one of the following roles: executive producer, producer, associate producer, assistant producer, or digital, gaming or social media content creatorApplicants should be able to demonstrate that their careers are at a stage to benefit from attendance at a large international event

Benefits

Qualified applicants will be selected to receive one of the following tiers of support for Congress ’22 taking place in Glasgow, UK, from November 28 to December 1.

Full Bursary (Tier 1)

  • Full registration for Congress ’22
  • Travel and four nights accommodation
  • Mentorship from a Congress veteran
  • Guaranteed one-on-one meetings with decision makers
  • Welcome session with leading producers to help facilitate the most effective WCSFP experience
  • Tailored assistance and advice to successfully navigate WCSFP
  • Discounted accreditation to attend Congress 2023 and 2024

Priority for the Full Bursary will be given to producers from emerging markets and to digital media producers/content creators.

Partial Bursary (Tier 2)

  • Full registration for Congress ’22
  • Welcome session with leading producers to help facilitate the most effective WCSFP experience
  • Tailored assistance and advice to successfully navigate WCSFP
  • Discounted accreditation to attend Congress 2023 and 2024

Application Requirements

Applicants will be required to provide the following information in their application:

  • A short bio
  • A current CV
  • A video or audio work sample (must be in English or subtitled in English)
  • A letter of support from a broadcaster or senior producer OR In lieu of a letter of support, digital media content creators may submit a letter detailing their audience reach, including information on how they interact with their audiences and numbers indicating their audience and social media reach.
  • An application statement which provides more information on the applicant such as:
    • The applicant’s involvement in science, history or non-fiction media
    • The applicant’s most recent or current projects
    • The applicant’s goals for attending Congress

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WCSFP Emerging Producers Bursary Program 2022

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