David Thomas graduated from the University in 2010 with a BA (Hons) English Language and Media. David developed a keen interest in filmmaking during his time at University. After graduating he worked with the Progress Film company in Brighton completing several projects with them. However, in 2013 David tragically died. In 2014, his family established the David Thomas Award to support undergraduate students who demonstrated a passion for filmmaking. These awards continue to support students through a package of professional mentoring alongside a cash award.
Students can apply to make a short film or any other moving image format that supports them in their studies and is aligned to the university’s global challenges.
Is this fund for me?
To be eligible to apply students need to be in their second or third year of undergraduate study on a course within the School of Humanities and Social Science covering:
- Counselling and psychotherapy
- Creative writing
- Criminology and sociology
- History of art and design
- English Language
- Social work
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What does it provide?
The award is worth £500. Successful applicants will be awarded £200 towards the making of their short film or moving image piece, and will be provided with three mentoring sessions with a professional filmmaker.
How many grants are available?
They are 2 awards available this funding round.
When and how can I apply?
Applicants need to complete the online application form by midnight 20 March 2023. The application asks students to give a summary of the film or moving image format that they’d like to make, how it responds to the global challenges, and how it will support them with their studies and/or future ambitions. Students should contact Ross Adamson (email@example.com) for further information or if they wish to discuss the suitability of their proposal for this award.