Eligibility

This grant is open to US-based nonprofit art house cinemas and museums with film programs. Current and previous grantees are eligible to reapply.

Please note: We do not fund film festivals.

Application fees

There is no application fee.

Deadlines

The 2021–2022 Science on Screen season will run from October 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.

Please send all completed application materials to info@scienceonscreen.org by August 1, 2021, with the subject line "2021–22 SoS application: [your organization's name]"

All applicants will receive a response via email by September 15. Contact info@scienceonscreen.org with any questions.

Application checklist

Grant applications must include the following items:

Application form

Full grant form

Applicants who have participated in Science on Screen for four or fewer seasons must complete the 2021–22 Science on Screen application form. (The form is available as a PDF here, for reference.)

Please use the following convention to name your application form:
[Your organization's name]_2021-22_SoS_application
(e.g. Coolidge_Corner_Theatre_2021-22_SoS_application)

Alumni grant form (option for grantees of 5+ seasons)

Applicants who have participated in Science on Screen for five or more seasons in total are eligible for alumni status. Eligible grantees can opt to apply for an alumni-level grant with reduced requirements, a lower-level award (minimum of $2,500), and a less detailed, less competitive application process.

Download the alumni grant application form here. (The form is also available as a PDF here, for reference.) Email info@scienceonscreen.org with any questions. (Eligible grantees can also apply for full grants using the full grant application form.)

Samples of past successful press/marketing campaign

If you would like to include press clippings or promotional materials as separate files rather than links within your application form, simply attach the documents to the email when you submit your application. Be sure to include your organization's name first in the filenames of all documents you submit (e.g. Coolidge_Corner_Theatre_promotional_postcard).

Curriculum vita(e)/bios of key staff

If you would like to include CVs or bios of key project staff as separate files instead of copying them into your application form, please list the staff in your application form and attach the supporting documents to your application email. Please include your organization's name first in the filenames (e.g. Coolidge_Corner_Theatre_Kennedy_CV).

Program budget

All applicants must complete the 2021-22 Science on Screen proposed budget template as part of their application.

Please use the following convention to name your proposed budget:
[Your organization's name]_2021-22_SoS_proposed_budget
(e.g. Coolidge_Corner_Theatre_2021-22_SoS_proposed_budget)

Current operating budget

You can either paste a copy of your organization’s current operating budget into your application form or submit it as an attachment.

Tax-exempt determination letter from the IRS

Please include proof of your organization’s nonprofit status with this application.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the application process or the application form itself, email info@scienceonscreen.org. We're happy to help you!