This is very, very exciting – $40K to fund a bunch of science-type stories. YES! Deadline is April 22. Details below. -mia
PRX is excited to announce a new competition for audio production funding.
We call this the STEM Story Project, focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.
The Sloan Foundation is making this possible. We have a pool of $40,000 to distribute among multiple projects.
PRX has a lot of experience in conducting these sorts of open calls. Our goals with the STEM Story Project are to:
* unleash highly creative, scientifically-accurate original productions
* educate and excite listeners
* tell stories and explain STEM issues in new ways
We want these productions to be heard and shared widely. So, proposals need to appeal both to stations and directly to listeners. You'll find a lot more details about the PRX STEM Story Project here: application and guidelines [https://prx.submittable.com/submit/19932].
The deadline for applications is April 22, 2013 at 11:59PM ET.
The PRX STEM Story Project Team
P.S. If you applied to our Global Story Project, please read the guidelines for STEM carefully — we've changed some things.
Join us on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 2PM ET for #PRXSTEMchat on Twitter! We'll be discussing science topics and answering your questions about the STEM Story Project. Whether you're a scientist, science enthusiast, or producer, we invite you to weigh in!
Lily Bui (@dangerbui [http://www.twitter.com/dangerbui]) will be hosting the tweetchat. Keep an eye out for more information on blog.prx.org [http://blog.prx.org] and @prx [http://www.twitter.com/prx].
PRX will also hold one STEM project webinar on Friday, April 5 at 2PM ET to answer questions. Register here [https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/570740122].