Research & Development Grant
A fund for experienced filmmakers working on a nonfiction project in early stages
- The application period for the Research & Development Grant occurs on an annual basis. The application deadline for the 2023 R&D grant was Monday, April 24, 2023 at 12 PM (noon) ET.
- The next open call will be in Spring 2024. You can review the application questions from the prior cycle by downloading a Word Doc of the application (Research Grant Application, Development Grant Application). Please note: the format and content of the application may be subject to change in the future.
An impact fund for nonfiction filmmakers
- The application period for Project: Hatched occurs on an annual basis. The Project: Hatched 2023 application deadline was Tuesday, January 17 at 12 PM (noon) ET.
- The next open call will be in late 2023. You can review the application questions from the prior cycle by downloading a Word Doc of the application here. Please note: the format and content of the application may be subject to change in the future.
For first- and second-time directors
We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 (Egg)celerator Lab. The application deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 12:00pm (noon) ET. Please find the guidelines, criteria, and link to apply via the program page.
Chicken & Egg Award
For experienced documentary directors
Unsolicited applications to the Chicken & Egg Award are not accepted. Filmmakers are invited to apply through a nomination process. Every year, Chicken & Egg Pictures invites a group of experts in the field from all around the country to nominate potential candidates for this Award.
Alumni program for Nest-supported filmmakers
If you are a Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee, request access to the private group here.