Emerging Producers Bursary Program

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 '23, 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.

The 2023 Emerging Producers Bursary recipients will be offered legacy discounts on accreditation for the 2024 and 2025 WCSFP, further allowing new members to return annually to Congress.

2023 Participants

Harini Bhat


Sugandhi Gadadhar


Naomi Koh Belic


Elin Tomos


Gavin Andrews


Abbey Marticenko


Anisa Patel


Andrew Wiens


Mona Xia






How It Works

Qualified applicants will be selected to receive one of the following tiers of support for Congress '23.

Full Bursary (Tier 1)

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

Partial Bursary (Tier 2)

Eligibility and Guidelines

For Tier 1 bursaries, two priorities have been identified


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


Applications for the 2023 program are closed.

Applicants will be notified of the committee's decision by mid-October 2023.