2017-18 Sloan Writing & Production Awards DATES AND DEADLINES


Come to an Info Session with members of the Sloan Judging Committee on Tuesday, November 28 at 12:30-1:30pm in the 9th floor conference room at 721 Broadway.


Wednesday, November 29 from 5:00-6:00pm in the 9th floor conference room at 721 Broadway.


The Week of December 11, 2017
Pitch Your Idea.  

The pitch sessions will be held during the following times:

Wednesday, December 13
9th floor conference room
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Thursday, December 14
10th floor conference room
10:30am - 1:00pm

Friday, December 15
9th floor conference room
11:30am - 1:30pm

Use this link to register for a session: https://doodle.com/poll/5auxppitc5dgn3ue
First come, first served. 

Be sure to note the day and time of your session on your calendar.
December 16, 2017
Requests for science advisors are due.

Monday, March 19, 2018
Optional: Submit a 1 - 2 treatment for review by Tisch judges to receive feedback on your project. 

The treatment should explain:

  • the story
  • the characters
  • how the science works in the script

The treatment should describe the characters, world and theme, highlighting the major events that take us through the beginning, middle and end of the story.

Please note that this is an optional step before submitting your completed script. If you choose to submit a treatment, please email it to <DLF1@nyu.edu> by 5pm on Monday, March 19.

You will receive feedback on the treatment by March 31.

May 7, 2018
Final Scripts and Applications Due
Scripts should be submitted with the online application at this link:

If, in the opinion of the Sloan Grant Committee, no candidate meets the standards set forth for the Sloan Grant in a given year, no funds will be awarded.

New: The Physics in Film Travel Grant for Sloan Award Winners
The grant will enable students to visit large physics experiments (colliders, telescopes, direct detection, synchrotrons, etc.), that are located outside of NYC.

In order to be eligible for the Physics in Film Travel Grant, students must first win a Sloan Award for a script that incorporates physics.  

The winning student will be awarded a travel grant of up to $2,000 to visit a physics experiment where they can further the development of their project, such as through filming or conducting on-site research.