Do you want to tell the world about your work? This new opportunity sounds like a great way for new and emerging researchers in the arts and humanities to engage the public with their work. You can read the full details at the AHRC website, but please note that the deadline is 10th December 2010:
BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are joining forces to find the next generation of public intellectuals. Together they are launching New Generation Thinkers – a pilot talent scheme for emerging academics with a passion for communicating the excitement of modern scholarship to a wider audience and who have an interest in broader cultural debate.
Up to sixty successful applicants will have a chance to develop their own programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers 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 programme for BBC Radio 3 and a chance to appear on air in special New Generation Thinkers debates and sessions.
To apply for the New Generation Thinkers scheme, you must be
A UK resident over 18 currently working or studying within one of the disciplinary domains of the AHRC.
You will be either:
a. undertaking an AHRC-funded postgraduate or postdoctoral award or working as a postgraduate or postdoctoral member of an AHRC-funded research project. Or
b. currently undertaking a PhD in one of the disciplinary domains of the AHRC. Or
C. within eight years of the award of your PhD. Or
d. within six years of your first academic appointment.