Multi award-winning screenwriter Sally Wainwright has been awarded the 2016 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, in partnership with BFI and Film4.
The £30,000 fellowship provides a year-long, tailored experience including unparalleled access to some of the most exciting scientific and humanities research in the world.
Selected from over 100 names nominated by the film and television industries, the award was made in recognition of Sally Wainwright’s distinct voice and clear commitment to research and authenticity.
Now in its fourth year, the fellowship is a major annual award designed to nurture enquiring minds and unique voices and bring the worlds of film and science closer together.
Previous fellowships have been awarded to Clio Barnard (2013), Jonathan Glazer (2014) and Carol Morley (2015).
This year the fellowship was opened up to individuals working in TV as well as film, in recognition of TV’s exceptional quality and the innovative vision of its writers.