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Opportunity profile: A new generation takes to the airwaves

Media opportunities abound in the AHRC and BBC’s long-running scheme

Top tips:

  • Programme ideas should be for a general as well as an academic audience.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a creative and imaginative approach to exploring their topic.
  • Don’t underestimate the importance of the review in the application.
  • Don’t try too hard to link your research to current events.

Launched in 2009, the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s New Generation Thinkers scheme now has a track record in propelling early career arts and humanities researchers into the public consciousness.

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