Grants & Fellowships

Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship

Applications for this fellowship are closed. Applications will reopen in February of 2019.


2018 Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of July 2018.

The Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of their support of programs that nurture, cultivate, and champion films that explore scientific or technological themes and characters. Under the auspices of its Artist Development program, SFFILM will award fellowships to filmmakers in the screenwriting phase developing a screenplay that tells a story related to science or technology. 

Winners of the Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship will receive a $35,000 cash grant and a two-month residency at FilmHouse, SFFILM's suite of production offices for local and visiting independent filmmakers. Fellows will gain free office space alongside access to weekly consulting services and professional development opportunities. SFFILM will connect each fellow to a science advisor with expertise in the scientific or technological subjects at the center of their screenplays, as well as leaders in the Bay Area's science and technology communities. SFFILM will also make introductions in the casting and financing worlds, assist filmmakers in finding producers, introduce fellows to creative executives, and connect filmmakers to other SFFILM Makers opportunities.