Funding: The Wellcome Trust – Broadcast Development Awards

The Wellcome Trust’s Broadcast Development Awards (BDA) support the development of broadcast proposals in any genre that engage the audience with issues around biomedical science in an innovative, entertaining and accessible way.

The Trust are interested in funding individuals and organisations with brilliant early-stage ideas for TV, radio, new media or gaming projects. The funding will enable these ideas to be developed into high-impact, well-researched proposals that can be used to secure a broadcast platform and/or further funding.

Development funds might be used to undertake thorough research, create a taster tape, develop a script, or build a game prototype or mood reel. The project should primarily be aimed at a mainstream UK and/or Republic of Ireland audience in the first instance, although the subject matter can be international.

Broadcast Development Awards are up to £10 000, for a maximum of one year.

The next closing date for applications is the 24th January 2014. More details on their website

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