The next deadline for the Slate Development Program is Monday, November 28, 2022. Applications (including required documents) are submitted online in Bell Fund’s Application Portal. The portal opens Friday, October 28.

Bell Fund hosted webinars and application clinics for new and returning applicants interested in the Slate Development program. Recordings are available here.

Webinars and Application Clinics: What is the difference?

Webinars: In 60-minutes, our webinars provide an introduction to the Slate Development program and an overview of the application guidelines. They are ideal for prospective applicants who would like to determine if they meet eligibility criteria, learn about recent changes to the guidelines, and pose questions. Webinars are held weeks prior to the applications clinics. Webinar participation is not an eligibility requirement.

Application Clinics: Clinics are 90-minute virtual meetings for groups of up to 25 participants. They provide a deep-dive into application documentation, assessment criteria, and how to prepare a competitive funding proposal. This format allows participants to discuss specific questions about their application, and to interact and learn from other producers.

Participation in an application clinic is mandatory for all first-time applicants to the Slate Development Program. We offered 6 application clinics in 2022; there are no more sessions scheduled this year. If you are a first-time applicant who wishes to fulfill the participation requirement, please get in touch with us at

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