This application is intended for staff at public broadcasting stations in the US to apply for a scholarship to the national PublicMediaCamp kickoff event in Washington DC the weekend of October 17-18, 2009. We expect to award no more than 10 scholarships. Each of the station scholarships will cover basic travel-related expenses to attend the PublicMediaCamp, as well as a $2,000 stipend towards that same station hosting a local PublicMediaCamp conference. One application per station, please.
• Scholarship Travel: Each station scholarship will cover basic travel-related reimbursements for one or two participants designated by the station to attend the PublicMediaCamp occurring in Washington DC Oct 17th and 18th. If sending two individuals to the unconference, one should be an employee of the station, but you have the option of having the second be a representative of a community organization that you will partner with to plan and host your local PublicMediaCamp. Such travel expenses may include: airfare, lodging, food and other expenses allowed by CPB travel guidelines.
• Local Event Stipend: In accepting a scholarship, the recipient station also commits to hosting a local PublicMediaCamp before September 1, 2010. An additional $2,000 stipend will be given scholarship recipients to offset organizing and hosting that local PublicMediaCamp. Note: Scholarship recipients (and all interested stations) will receive detailed information, documented processes, and tools to aid in hosting such events.
• Criteria: NPR and PBS will be selecting scholarship recipients -- pending CPB approval -- based on the applicant’s experience with local community collaboration and ability to host a local PublicMediaCamp, and to create a balance of station market sizes and types (radio/TV).
• Deadline: Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 30, though will be considered on a rolling basis effective immediately. Please submit your information as soon as possible! Scholarship recipients will be notified immediately after being selected, and will be provided with information and process for booking and reimbursement of travel.
Additional conference information can be found on the PublicMediaCamp website here: http://publicmediacamp.org/
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (NPR) or firstname.lastname@example.org (PBS).