Rising Stars Mentorship Program

Connecting scientists with people who can bring their discoveries to the world.

Keen to discover the next generation of star scientists and researchers, the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers offers a unique opportunity to bring your passion to a wider audience with the Rising Stars Mentorship Program. Selected participants will be sponsored by their university/research institution to participate in a full program at Congress '20, including full accreditation, professional development opportunities, and mentorship.

Program Description

The nominating university/research institution must commit to underwrite the participant's program costs ($6,000 USD).

Each participant will receive:

  • Full registration for Congress '20
  • Mentorship with a producer or broadcaster attending Congress '20
  • Additional one-on-one meetings with commissioning editors and industry leaders at Congress '20
  • Profile on Congress collateral, social media channels and at the opening session


Applicants must be:

  • An emerging scientist or researcher looking to enter the factual entertainment industry and bring their ideas to mass audiences
  • Available to attend Congress '20 from Tuesday, December 8 to Thursday, December 10.