Grant funding and major investment
Our broadcast grants offer support for projects and programmes that engage an audience with issues in biomedical science in an innovative, entertaining and accessible way.
Development Awards (Broadcast, Games and Film) - up to £10 000 - support the development of early-stage broadcast projects. This might include:
- undertaking thorough research
- creating a taster tape
- building a game prototype
- developing a script.
People Awards - up to £30 000 - support production and/or outreach and dissemination costs for fully developed broadcast, games and film projects.
Co-Production Awards (Broadcast, Games and Film) are given for broadcast, games and film projects that bring science stories to the heart of pure entertainment. To be eligible, projects must experiment in the way they tell science stories, be innovative in form or content, and be aimed at a mass 'entertainment-seeking' audience. Projects must be co-produced in association with a broadcaster or other mass entertainment platform and the Co-Production Award must only part finance the project - i.e., at least matching funding should already be secured for the project. These awards are available by invitation only.
Science Media Studentships offer financial support for three practising biomedical scientists to undertake a postgraduate qualification in Science Media Production at Imperial College London and to follow this with a six-month placement working in the broadcast industry.