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AHRC and BBC New Generation Thinkers 2023 applicant webinar

AHRC and the BBC have announced the latest call for their New Generation Thinkers scheme, which offers early-career researchers the opportunity to develop programmes for the BBC. Finalists in the competition will be able to workshop ideas with BBC producers, get media and public engagement training, and a platform for informing and influencing public opinion, policy and practice. 60 applicants will be invited to BBC workshops, from which 10 will be selected as New Generation Thinkers and will then experience a year of focused activity and development from the BBC and AHRC.

This webinar run by AHRC is for everyone interested in applying to the AHRC and BBC New Generation Thinkers 2023 scheme.

The webinar will cover:

  • an overview of the scheme and what to expect
  • some hints and tips for making your application
  • how to use the online application system
  • a chance to ask questions about applying, the scheme, and more.

To register please visit the AHRC New Generation Thinkers 2023 applicant webinar sign up page. Once you register, you will be sent joining instructions so you can take part in the webinar.

About AHRC and BBC New Generation Thinkers 2023

Eligible candidates are:

  • UK residents
  • Current PhD students who have made considerable progress on their research (e.g. within one year of submission)
  • Academics within 8 years of award of PhD (excluding career break)
  • Academics within 6 years of first academic appointment (excluding career break)

Your research does not have to be AHRC-funded but must have a primary focus in the arts and humanities. The main topic areas are: archaeology; classics; cultural and museum studies; development studies; history; information and communication technologies; law and legal studies; library and information studies; philosophy; political science and international studies; theology, divinity and religion; dance; design; drama and theatre studies; media; music; languages and literature; linguistics; visual arts.

The deadline for applications is 22nd September 2022.

If you are interested in applying, one-to-one advice and guidance on your draft pitch/submission is available from the Research Communications team. The Press Office will also provide bespoke media training and interview prep to potential applicants, plus a possible slot on BBC Radio Berkshire to talk about their work (as media/interview practice).

All applications must be made via the new UKRI Funding Service. You can find full information on the UKRI website


Arts and Humanities Research Council


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