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 '21, 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 Emerging Producers Bursary Program will award up to 25 Bursaries to attend the 2021 online event. Additionally, Bursary Recipients will be offered legacy discounts on accreditation for the 2022 and 2023 WCSFP, further allowing new members to return annually to Congress.

2021 Emerging Producer Bursary Recipients

This year, come meet the participants at our virtual Mentorship Coffee. Learn more & sign up >>

Sparsh Ahuja

(UK)

 

Bassam Al-Qadhi

(Yemen)

 

Jeff Baraka

(USA)

 

Koval Bhatia

(India)

 

Nicole Doucette

(Canada)

 

Edmund Duff

(Australia)

 

Lucas Kavanagh

(Canada)

 

Emma Keane

(Ireland)

 

Jesse Lupini

(Canada)

 

Koby Michaels

(Canada)

 

Niba Nirmal

(USA)

 

Sabrina Scollan

(UK)

 

Kamil Skalkowski

(Poland)

 

Katie Taylor

(South Africa)

 

Beldeen Waliaula

(Kenya)

 

Sam Wilton

(New Zealand)

 


How It Works

Qualified applicants will be selected to receive one of the following tiers of support for Congress '21 taking place online from November 30 to December 2.

Full Bursary (Tier 1)

  • Full registration for Congress '21
  • Mentorship from a Congress veteran
  • Guaranteed one-on-one meetings with decision makers
  • Welcome session with leading producers to help facilitate the most effective WCSFP experience
  • Tailored assistance and advice to successfully navigate WCSFP
  • Discounted accreditation to attend Congress 2022 and 2023

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


Partial Bursary (Tier 2)

  • Full registration for Congress '21
  • Welcome session with leading producers to help facilitate the most effective WCSFP experience
  • Tailored assistance and advice to successfully navigate WCSFP
  • Discounted accreditation to attend Congress 2022 and 2023