BENEFITS OF THE NATALIE MILLER FELLOWSHIP
The successful applicant in 2016 will receive a grant of up to $20,000 for a program of development in their field that will deliver significant benefits to the applicant and the wider Australian screen community.
When the term of the successful applicant’s Natalie Miller Fellowship development program is complete a written report will be required and an opportunity may be provided at an event to report on their experience.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The Natalie Miller Fellowship is open to any woman already working in the Australian screen industry, who has the potential to inspire and provide leadership in her field.
The Fellowship encourages applications from women working in production, exhibition, broadcast, distribution and post-production services, who are seeking financial assistance in pursuing professional development through attachments, internships, secondments, travel, and other means. Applications for script development or production investment are not eligible. More information on the previous Fellowship recipients can be found here.
When applying for a proposal that exceeds the Natalie Miller Fellowship grant, information must be provided by the applicant as to how the proposal will be additionally funded.
Prior applicants are encouraged to reapply for the Fellowship, for more information contact us.
WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?
Applications will be accepted for the Natalie Miller Fellowship will open mid-2017.
WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?
Applications for 2016 have now closed. Join our mailing list to be notified when 2017 applications are open.
WHEN WILL THE SUCCESSFUL NMF RECIPIENT BE ANNOUNCED?
The recipient of the Natalie Miller Fellowship will be announced in mid-October at the 2016 Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast.
All applicants are required to provide the following:
- A signed and completed application cover form
- A brief description (100-150 words) of your proposal including evidence of your ability to execute it
- Detailed outline (500-1000 words) of how the Natalie Miller Fellowship would contribute to your professional development and how it would benefit the wider screen community
- Budget and a timeline for your proposal
- Confirmation letter, if relevant, of acceptance into a professional opportunity, e.g. mentor or internship
- Two (2) signed letters of reference supporting your proposal, with contact details
- A short bio and Curriculum Vitae/Resume including details of business/creative output, education and employment history
- At the conclusion of the project, a written report must be submitted detailing the project completed (in discussion with NMF Committee Members)
There are no restrictions on what proposals can be submitted other than they are not for script development or screen production investment and applicants are encouraged to be innovative, daring and ambitious in designing a proposal.
The professional development program must be undertaken in the 2017 calendar year.
At the completion of the successful applicant’s professional development program, a written report will be required to be submitted and an opportunity may be provided to report on their experience at an industry event.
HOW IS A NATALIE MILLER FELLOW SELECTED?
The Natalie Miller Fellowship will be awarded on the advice of the Natalie Miller Fellowship Selection Committee, an independent panel of highly respected members of the screen community. Apart from the Chair, the panel changes each year. All decisions are final, and the Natalie Miller Fellowship Management and Selection Committees retain all discretion in awarding the Fellowship.
HOW IS THE NATALIE MILLER FELLOWSHIP FUNDED?
The Natalie Miller Fellowship is funded from donations made to the Natalie Miller Fellowship Endowment Fund. Donations are gratefully received from government, corporations, screen organisations, individual members of the screen community, and philanthropically-minded members of the general public. All donations over $2 are eligible for tax deductibility.