- Opening date: 20 August 2020
- Closing date: 1 October 2020 16:00 UK time
This prestigious scheme offers early career researchers the opportunity to develop programmes for the BBC. If selected, you’ll workshop ideas with BBC producers, get media and public engagement training, and a platform for informing and influencing public opinion, policy and practice.
You’ll be an up-and-coming early career researcher who wants to share ideas with the largest possible audience. 60 applicants will be invited to BBC workshops, from which 10 will be selected as New Generation Thinkers. Thinkers will then experience a year of focused activity and development from the BBC and AHRC.
To get a good idea of what AHRC are looking for, they recommend you listen to work by previous New Generation Thinkers on the BBC website before you apply. You can also find more examples and other information about the scheme on AHRC’s New Generation Thinkers webpage.
You must be in arts and humanities remit and be early career i.e. either:
- A current PhD student who has made considerable progress on your research, for example within one year of submission, or
- Within eight years of the award of your PhD, excluding any period of career break such as parental leave, caring responsibilities or health reasons, or
- Within six years of your first academic appointment, excluding any period of career break such as parental leave, caring responsibilities or health reasons.
All the details available here: https://ahrc.ukri.org/funding/apply-for-funding/current-opportunities/new-generation-thinkers-2021/
Please contact your Research Development Team for advice and support with your application.