There's an interesting opportunity for film makers working in the science field to get funding to develop/progress/finish a science-based feature film from the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Filmmaker fund, see below for details;
"The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund seeks exceptional narrative work that is scientifically relevant, accurate, and exciting.
In 2011, the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund will provide grants of $10,000 - $40,000 in support of narrative feature film projects that explore scientific, mathematical, or technological themes in their storylines, or that feature a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, innovator or mathematician. In addition to funding, TFI provides guidance, introductions and industry exposure to help move the selected projects closer to completion."
See their website for rules and regs, submission form and examples of past awardeees.