The AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers of 2013.
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.
BBC Radio 3 and its programmes Night Waves, the Verb, the Essay and the Sunday Feature have provided a platform for debate and commentary from scholars across the world. You could now join them on air.
The New Generation Thinkers scheme also works with BBC TV Arts will be looking to develop New Generation Thinkers and their ideas into arts television.
Scholars who have previously applied to the scheme are welcome – and encouraged - to apply again, even if they made it to the finals.
We welcome applications from researchers working in all areas of the arts and humanities. However, we particularly welcome ideas from researchers working in the area of the history and philosophy of science.
Please note that no one research area will get preferential treatment over another. All applications will be assessed on their own merits against the application criteria.
To apply for the New Generation Thinkers scheme, you must be
1. A UK resident over 18 currently working or studying at a UK university and working within one of the disciplinary domains of the AHRC.
You will be either:
a) under-taking an arts or humanities postgraduate or postdoctoral research project or working as a postgraduate or postdoctoral member of an arts or humanities research project.
b). Within eight years of the award of your PhD.
c). Within six years of your first academic appointment.
2. Anyone who applied for last year’s scheme is free to apply again except the previously selected researchers who became the final 10 New Generation Thinkers in 2011 and 2012.
3. Employees of the BBC and the AHRC are not eligible to apply.