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My winning proposal: Don’t touch that dial

Take to the airwaves with the AHRC’s New Generation Thinkers scheme

Top tips

  • Approach the application as a storytelling exercise, not as a standard grant application.
  • Think about how your research could lend itself well to radio and how a journalist might approach your topic to appeal to the public.
  • Don’t overprepare for the workshop stage and be ready to improvise and think on your feet.

The New Generation Thinkers scheme, a collaboration between the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the BBC, enables early-career researchers to showcase their research to those outside academia by developing their own programme for BBC Radio 3, as well as appearing regularly on air.

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