New Generation Thinkers is a pioneering scheme designed to support the next generation of academics to bring the best of current university research to the general public, through BBC radio. The collaboration between the Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3 has been running for five years, and is now looking for applicants for the 2015 programme.
Applicants are invited to submit their ideas for an engaging radio programme, based on their research. 60 successful applicants will then be invited to attend a workshop with BBC producers to discuss their ideas. Of these, up to ten will become BBC 3’s resident New Generational Thinkers. They will have the unique opportunity to develop their own radio programmes for BBC Radio 3 and the chance to regularly appear on air.
Applicants do not have to be AHRC funded, but do need to be early career researchers based in either a higher education institution or an independent research organisation. A wide range of research areas will be considered, including arts and humanities, social sciences and medical sciences.
The application deadline is 15th December. You can find more details here.