The 2022 call for the prestigious scheme is now open; It 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.
The applicants who will go forward to the next round will demonstrate:
-how one area of their research could make a strong, clearly expressed and engaging programme for Radio 3 of up to 45 minutes
-how this new research could have the potential to either change public opinion, influence policy or make a difference to people’s lives
-creativity, originality and the potential to talk and write about other areas within the arts and humanities, in an accessible and interesting manner, particularly to a wider listening audience
-that you are comfortable talking and writing about ideas from beyond your own research area, in an accessible and interesting way
-a wide range of interests through their review and description of their current research
-high standards of scholarship – clearly explained in interesting, well-written, jargon-free language, that’s editorially and stylistically suitable for a BBC audience.
To get a good idea of what the call is for, we 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.
There is a webinar for applicants on the 21st July at 14:00 – registrations to open soon, keep an eye on the call pages.
At BU we are setting up a webinar after the AHRC webinar, with Sam Goodman, Media, previously successful candidate on this call, who can share with you his experience and respond to any questions you may have.
BU webinar: 28th July 3-4
If you wish to book a place , please email Organisational Development.