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November 2014

Do you know someone who could be a 2015 New Generation Thinker?

(17 November 2014)

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3 are looking for postgraduates and early career researchers to become broadcasters.

Following on from the success of PhD drama student Naomi Paxton last year, the search is now on for the next group of academic broadcasters of the future; the brightest minds who have the potential to turn ground-breaking ideas into fascinating programmes.

The New Generation Thinkers scheme is seeking innovative programme ideas, talent, and expertise from early career researchers who are passionate about communicating their arts and humanities research across the airwaves.

Up to sixty early career researchers will be invited to BBC-run workshops to develop their programme ideas alongside experienced BBC producers. From these sixty, the ten resident New Generation Thinkers for 2015 will be selected, and will go on to develop their ideas for BBC Radio 3 in a year-long partnership.

The scheme is partnered with BBC Arts to provide opportunities for the New Generation Thinkers to develop their ideas for television and have the opportunity to make a short taster film of their idea to be shown on the BBC arts website –

Past New Generation Thinkers have appeared on radio, on television, in print, and at cultural festivals. This is the fifth year the scheme has been run.

A Twitter chat for potential applicants and anyone interested in the scheme will be held on #ngt2015 at 2pm on Wednesday 26th November.