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New Generation Thinkers 2017


The AHRC and BBC Radio 3 are looking for applications for the New Generation Thinkers of 2017.

This scheme aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience – through BBC broadcasting. It’s a chance for early career researchers to cultivate the skills to communicate their research findings to those outside the academic community.

Each year, up to sixty successful applicants 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.

MMU’s Dr Louisa Uchum Egbunike in the Department of English was one of 10 to be selected for the current year. An interview with her where she talks about the scheme and her work can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 26 Oct 2016.

For additional information, including details of how to apply, please visit the AHRC or contact Mark Dyer in Central RKE.