The 2016 Sundance/Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant & Lab Fellowship has now opened for submissions. This grant and fellowship provide cash grants to support screenplay
development for projects involving science and/or technology. Previous recipients include Michael Almereyda’s “The Experimenter” and Rob Meyers’ “A Birder’s Guide to Everything.”
Here are the eligibility requirements, per Sundance:
-Project must be a feature length film narrative (no
-Screenwriter(s) can be at any stage of their career, with
no prior produced work or many produced works. However, only emerging
screenwriters (those with less than two produced screenplays) will be
considered for the Lab Fellowship.
-Project must be live action.Project
must be English language, although the screenwriter does not need to
reside in the US.
-Status of project may range from detailed treatment to
full screenplay form. However, only full screenplays will be considered
for the Fellowship.
-If based on other material, the screenwriter (or
submitting party) must have an option or ownership of the source
The Commissioning Grant recipient will receive the following:
cash grant of $20,000 to provide support during the writing period
stipend of $5,000 for a science advisor and research
during the writing process from a Creative Advisor
-The possibility of a
Fellowship to a Lab
-Creative and strategic support from the Feature Film
The Lab Fellowship recipient will receive the
-Attendance as a Fellow at a Screenwriters Lab, Directors Lab,
Creative Producing Lab, Creative Producing Summit, or Sundance Film
-A cash grant of $10,000 to provide support during the
development of the project
-A stipend of $5,000 for a science
-Creative and strategic support from the Feature Film Program
The deadline is September 9. Here’s how you can apply.