[ASC-media] Science videos on enabling technologies wanted - funding available [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Thomas, Robert Robert.Thomas at innovation.gov.au
Wed Apr 13 10:18:47 CEST 2011

Funding available for video content


Who we are


The National Enabling Technologies Strategy's Public Awareness and
Community Engagement (NETS-PACE) section of the Department of
Innovation, Industry Science and Research (DIISR) is responsible for the
distribution of factual information and encouraging community debate on
the development and implementation of enabling technologies (defined
primarily as nanotechnology and biotechnology). 


We are seeking video content for our information outreach service,
techNyou (www.technyou.edu.au <http://www.technyou.edu.au/> ) and
youtube channel, which would be promoted over the section's
tweetingtechno twitter service, and the Talking Technology facebook




The aim of these videos is to increase awareness and public debate about
enabling technology issues. The videos should be highly engaging,
informative, and thought-provoking.


To see some of the videos we're interested in visit the technyou youtube
channel http://www.youtube.com/user/techNyouvids




The video would be short 2-10 minute presentations or discussions which
cover either the science or the social issues emerging from these fields
targeted at a lay audience.


Topics of the sort we'd like to see include:


*	Summary of the GM foods debate, 
*	The Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) risks associated with
*	An introduction to nanotechnology, what current products it is
found in and why, 
*	An introduction to synthetic biology and HSE issues relating to
*	Postulations on what the future maybe like following the
development of biotechnology and/or nanotechnology, 
*	The moral and ethical issues of transhumanism, and the arguments
for/against the movement,


This list is not exhaustive, but is indicative of the range of issues
we'd like to see covered, other topic areas will be considered.


Details of funding


Applicants must have an Australian Business Number (ABN).


Applications must be sent to geneNTIS at gmail.com
<mailto:geneNTIS at gmail.com>  titled "NETS-PACE Video: (your name)"


Funding support come three level of support with different levels of
documentation required: 


Small: funding up to $550 (incl GST)


Required information: 


*	Up to 500 words for each proposed video with a breakdown of what
the funds will be used for included. 


*	Examples of previous science communications work is recommended
but not required.  


Medium: funding $550-$2200 (incl GST)


Required information: 


*	Up to 500 words for each proposed video 


*	Proposed budget for the project. 


*	CV with examples of previous science communications work.  


Large: funding $2200-$11000 (incl GST)


Required information: 


*	Up to 500 words for each proposed video 


*	Budget for the project with supporting quotes 


*	CV with examples of previous science communications work.  


We may require additional information  after your initial application. 




The material produced under this agreement will belong to the Department
of Innovation, Industry Science and Research under the Creative Commons
Attribution 3.0 Australia licence
<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/au/deed.en> ) 


Existing Videos


NETS-PACE is happy share existing videos of high quality content
covering the field of enabling technologies through its online groups.
These videos may be favoured on the technyou youtube channel, linked to
on the technyou website and promoted over the technyou facebook page and
twitter account. 


This will be done free of charge and all material copyright will remain
with the producer.        


Other Opportunities


With your involvement in this project you details will be recorded and
you may be invited to participate in future webinars or NETS-PACE



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