Wellcome Trust Mentoring Program for Emerging Talent
The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers has partnered with the Wellcome Trust in presenting four years of the Wellcome Trust Mentoring Program for Emerging Talent. The Wellcome Trust is one of the world’s leading supporters of medical research with over £600 million in spending every year in the UK and internationally.
In 2012, four UK-based individuals will participate in the Wellcome Trust Mentoring Program for Emerging Talent:
- Jodie Adams, Researcher, BBC (UK)
- Paul Cooke, Researcher (UK)
- Lucy King, Producer (UK)
- Dominic Rees-Roberts, Researcher, Darlow Smithson Productions (UK)
Applications for the 2012 program are now closed.
About the Program
This annual program will offer four promising science journalists, science broadcast producers, or scientists looking to break into the broadcast industry a unique opportunity to participate in the premiere event of its kind, with the additional benefits of mentoring and networking with the top executives and creative minds in the industry.
Through the creation of the exclusive Wellcome Trust Mentoring Program for Emerging Talent, emerging journalists, producers or scientists entering the broadcast industry will be offered a full scholarship program including travel, accommodation and unprecedented professional development and mentorship opportunities at the World’s leading industry event for science-focused producers and broadcasters. The fund is awarded annually to four UK based applicants.
Each recipient will be awarded with:
- Full registration for the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers;
- Travel and accommodation bursary covering costs to attend Congress;
- Mentor pairing with a senior producer or broadcaster (Mentors will be culled from the WCSFP Board of Directors, Steering Committee and Session Producers);
- Private cocktail reception on opening day for the Wellcome Trust fellows, their mentors, Board of Directors, Steering Committee, Wellcome Trust members and other VIP guests at Congress (e.g. host broadcasters, keynote speakers);
- Additional one-on-one meetings organized between the mentee’s and registered commissioning editors.