This morning launched New Generation Thinkers 2012, a second opportunity for arts and humanities researchers based at UK universities to get their research ideas ‘on air’. This opportunity is open to early career arts and humanities researchers based at UK universities and not just to people funded by the AHRC. In June of this year BBC Radio 3 and the AHRC announced the 10 academics selected for the inaugural New Generation Thinkers Scheme – the culmination of a pilot talent scheme for emerging academics from the arts and humanities with a passion for communicating the excitement of modern scholarship to a wider audience and who have an interest in broader cultural debate.[ http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jun/28/bbc-new-generation-thinkers-contest ]
Now the AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers of 2012. Up to sixty successful applicants will have a chance to develop their programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops and, of these up to ten will become Radio 3’s resident New Generation Thinkers. They will benefit from a unique opportunity to develop their own programmes for BBC Radio 3 and a chance to regularly appear on air.
More details can be found here: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Pages/NewGenerationThinkers.aspx
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