This is an optional step that gives you the opportunity to pitch your idea to a group of Sloan judges and receive immediate feedback! This is to make sure that you’re on track with your idea and that it meets Sloan’s mission of incorporating true science into your script. 

Registration for the pitch sessions begins on Monday, November 28, 2022.

You may register for only one session. Once you have selected a time slot, you will be sent the Zoom link via email. Please make note of the date and time that you choose!

Tuesday, December 6, 2022  

3:00pm-5:00pm ET
Register for Tuesday, December 6

Thursday, December 8, 2022 

1:00pm-3:00pm ET
Register for Thursday, Decmember 8

Friday, December 9, 2022 

1:00-3:00pm ET
Register for Friday, December 9

First come, first served.

DDW Students: Please note that you must discuss the concept for your script with Joe Vinciguerra or James Felder.


Optional for UGFTV and Grad Film students.
Required for DDW students.
Submit by Friday, March 10, 2023.

Submit a 1 - 2 treatment/outline for review by Tisch judges to receive feedback on your project.

The treatment/outline 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. Please email it to <DLF1@nyu.edu> by 5pm ET on Friday, March 10, 2023.

You will receive feedback on the treatment by Friday, March 31, 2023.

Application deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
Final Scripts and Applications, and Science Advisor Approval Due
Scripts should be submitted with the award application below.
DDW students must include a signed letter from Joe Vinciguerra or James Felder approving your outline/treatment.

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.