Science Media Studentships

These studentships offer financial support for PhD-level biomedical scientists to undertake postgraduate qualifications at Imperial College London or the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

Scheme at a glance

Level of funding:

Tuition costs and basic living expenses

Duration of funding:

18 months (Imperial College London) or 24 months (National Film and Television School)

Who can apply

To apply for a Science Media Studentship, you should be a PhD-level biomedical scientist who wants to have a career in the broadcast, games or film industry in the UK or Republic of Ireland. You must have a confirmed place on a course before a studentship can be awarded.

Competitive applicants will have some experience of science communication and/or working in the broadcast, games or film industries.

Other schemes

Public Engagement Fund

This fund enables individuals and organisations to use creative approaches in engaging the public with health research.
Full details of Public Engagement Fund
Scheme finder

We offer financial support to pay for tuition costs and basic living expenses for the duration of each Science Media Studentship. We fund up to two students a year at Imperial College London, and up to one student a year at the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

Imperial College London

A studentship at Imperial College London offers financial support for 18 months to undertake:

  • a 12-month postgraduate qualification (MSc) in Science Communication 
  • a 6-month placement in the broadcasting industry.

The Imperial College London website has more information about the MSc Science Communication course.

National Film and Television School

A studentship at the NFTS offers financial support for 24 months to undertake a postgraduate qualification (MA) in Games Design and Development.

Go to the NFTS website to find out more about these courses.

What we don’t offer

We don't provide funds for directly allocated or indirect costs unless they're included on this page.

Your application will be assessed by Imperial College London or the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Please don’t apply to the Wellcome Trust.

After the application deadline, Imperial College London or the NFTS will shortlist candidates for interview. At this stage, the Wellcome Trust will consider these candidates for studentships.

Imperial College London studentships

To apply, please go to the Imperial College London website.

If you have a query, you can contact Liam Watson (Science Communication Group Administrator).
T +44 (0)20 7594 8753
E liam.watson@imperial.ac.uk 

NFTS studentships

To apply, please go to the NFTS website.

If you have a query, you can contact Dr Jonathan Wardle (Director of Curriculum and Registrar).

T +44 (0)1494 731475
E jwardle@nfts.co.uk  

Dates

Imperial College London

The current call is now closed.

National Film and Television School

The current call is now closed.

Definitions

Key dates

Imperial College London

The current call is now closed.

National Film and Television School

The current call is now closed.

Contact us

Contact our information officers if you have a question about funding.

If you have a question about the scope and content of your proposal, contact our Public Engagement team.

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