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My winning proposal: Leverhulme embraces TV nostalgia

How a fascination with regional television produced a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant

Top tips:

  • Take rejections in your stride, remember the Welsh saying that if you keep on bashing then eventually the stone will break.
  • Read each funder’s key criteria carefully and use keywords from them in your application to give a sense of alignment.
  • If you are in a niche field, you can reasonably claim world-leading expertise.

Many researchers’ TV consumption is set to soar over the coming months as the UK self-isolates at home. Whether our collective embrace of the TV set will inspire any bright ideas for research bids is dubious but if it does, then prospective bidders might seek advice from Jamie Medhurst, a senior lecturer in media and communication and co-director of the Aberystwyth University’s Centre for Media History.

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