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The Wellcome Trust offers National Film & Televison School (NFTS) Studentship

8 April 2015

Are you a PhD-level biomedical scientist wanting to try something new? The Wellcome Trust is offering studentships for National Film and Television School courses in Games Design & Development, Directing Fiction or Screenwriting.

The Wellcome Trust is offering  financial support for one PhD-level biomedical scientist to undertake a two-year MA at the NFTS in Games Design & DevelopmentDirecting Fiction or Screenwriting.

Applicants should be PhD-level biomedical scientists wishing to explore a career in the broadcast, games and film industries. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent, some experience of science communication, and a demonstrable aptitude for working with TV, radio, film or games.

The studentships will only be awarded to applicants who have a confirmed place on the NFTS course of interest. After the application deadline, a shortlist of candidates for interview will be drawn up, with interviews taking place in late July.

The deadline for applications to Screenwriting and Directing Fiction is May 7, 2015 and Summer 2015 for Games Design and Development.  If you are interested in making an application, please contact Dr Jon Wardle - Director of Curriculum and Registrar - by email

For more information visit the NFTS News page.

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