Co-production Awards support TV, radio, games or film projects that engage (as a whole or in part) with biomedical science and its impact on our lives in an innovative, entertaining and accessible way.

The Awards fund projects that take an original approach to their subject, experiment with ideas, and have the ability to reach and entertain a large UK audience. Projects must demonstrate the potential to captivate and enthral an audience. They should be aimed at a large ‘entertainment-seeking’ rather than a ‘science-seeking’ audience.

Deadline: 16 October 2015 (17.00).

Your project should primarily be aimed at a mainstream UK and/or Republic of Ireland audience in the first instance, although the subject matter can be international. Successful applications to the Co-production Award scheme will demonstrate a robust financial plan and true partnerships with the funders and distributers needed to drive quality and guarantee audience attention.

Co-production Awards provide grants of up to £40,000 for up to three years of funding.

In exceptional circumstances, and by invitation only, Wellcome Trust offer Co-production Awards up to £300,000 for projects that are outstanding in ambition and impact. Eligible projects must be co-produced in association with a broadcaster or other mass entertainment platform, and the Co-production Award must only part-finance the project; i.e. funding that at least matches the Award should already have been secured for the project.