The Natalie Miller Fellowship awards an annual grant of up to $20,000 to a woman who has demonstrated initiative, entrepreneurship and excellence working in the Australian screen industries and who has a personal professional development proposal that would assist her to reach her full potential in any field of the screen industry.
BENEFITS OF THE NATALIE MILLER FELLOWSHIP
The successful applicant 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.
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.
NOTE: Applications for script development or production investment are not eligible.
Previous applicants are encouraged to re-apply for the Fellowship.
You may find it helpful to read about the previous Fellowship recipients and their professional development programs.
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.
WHEN DO APPLICATIONS OPEN?
Applications for the Natalie Miller Fellowship will open online from Monday 22 May 2017.
WHEN DO APPLICATIONS CLOSE?
Applications for 2017 will close midnight Friday 18 August 2017.
WHEN WILL THE SUCCESSFUL NMF RECIPIENT BE ANNOUNCED?
The recipient of the Natalie Miller Fellowship will be announced in mid-October at the 2017 Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast.
All applicants are required to provide the following as part of the online application form:
- A short bio (up to 200 words)
- Proposal summary (100-150 words) – a brief outline of your professional development proposal
- Detailed budget and timeline for your proposal
- Proposal description (300-500 words) – a succinct description of your proposal including evidence of your ability to execute the project
- Proposal outcomes (500-800 words) – how the Natalie Miller Fellowship would contribute to your professional development and how it would benefit the wider screen community
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume including details of business/creative output, education and employment history
- Confirmation letter, if relevant, of acceptance into a professional opportunity, e.g. mentor or internship
- Two signed letters of reference supporting your proposal, including contact details
There are no restrictions on what proposals can be submitted other than they are not for script development or screen production investment. Applicants are encouraged to be innovative, daring and ambitious in designing their own proposal.
The professional development program must be undertaken in the 2018 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.