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Hi Forumites - The AHRC have asked us to let you know about this scheme, and we thought it might be of interest to some of you currently working on PhDs and post-doctoral projects. It looks quite exciting, and they've said they would like as many people to get involved as possible. Please note the application requirements, as it will only be relevant to some of you. Caz :-)
The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3 have joined forces to find the next generation of public intellectuals. We have launched New Generation Thinkers - a pilot talent scheme for emerging academics with a passion for communicating the excitement of modern scholarship to a wider audience and who have an interest in broader cultural debate.
Up to sixty successful applicants, who are currently undertaking research in the UK in the arts or humanities, will have a chance to develop their own programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers and, of these up to ten will become Radio 3’s resident New Generation Thinkers for 2011. They will benefit from a unique opportunity to develop their own programme for BBC Radio 3 and a chance to appear on air in special New Generation Thinkers debates and sessions during 2011.
To apply for the New Generation Thinkers scheme, you must be:
A UK resident over 18 currently working or studying within one of the disciplinary domains of the AHRC. You will be either:
a. undertaking an AHRC-funded postgraduate or postdoctoral award or working as a postgraduate or postdoctoral member of an AHRC-funded research project. Or
b. in the final year of a PhD within one of the disciplinary domains of the AHRC
c. within eight years of the award of your PhD. Or
d. within six years of your first academic appointment
Judges for the application process will include senior Radio 3 production staff and leading arts and humanities academics.
Potential applicants can find out more at:
The closing date for this opportunity is December 10th.
We're sponsoring this event, so here's some info for you if you're a prospective Masters or PhD student. There will be admissions people there from loads of different unis who will be able to answer your questions and discuss your options with you. You will also be able to get advice on funding, choosing courses and applying. We'll be exhibiting at the fair too, so if you're around we'd love to say hi!
WEDNESDAY 26 JANUARY 2011
The Postgraduate Study & MBA Fair
Need another degree?
Senate House, University of London
1pm – 6pm
• Meet with UK and International course providers and business schools
• Receive advice on funding and how to choose your course
FREE TO ATTEND!
Pre-register at www.careers.lon.ac.uk/postgrad from mid-September onwards.
Check our website for a map and directions. Nearest tubes Goodge Street (Northern Line) or Russell Square (Piccadilly Line)
Pre-registered visitors can enter from 1pm, all other visitors can enter from 2pm.
Further to Andy's post, thought I'd sort out a few more details about this impromptu merch-fest! Your musings can be on anything relating to postgrad study/life - it can be an overview of the whole experience, or pick out specific bits of interest. We thought a minimum of 500 words would be good. Here's a few ideas for possible titles if you need some inspiration:
- Writing a thesis
- Perks of a PhD
- How to survive a PhD
- Getting on with your supervisor
- 10 things you should know about...
- Budgeting/money tips for postgrads
Send anything you write to [email protected] (put "Postgrad Forum article" or something useful in the subject line!), and also include your name and address if you'd like to be considered for some free stuff. We will need your real name, but if we put your article up on the site, we can use your forum username on it if you'd prefer. You're welcome to send us more than one article if you're very enthusiastic!
I'll be putting pics of our fabulous merch up on the FindAPhD Twitter account every day this week. I reckon we'll set a closing date of 30th June, but I'll let you know if that changes. There's no pressure at all to enter, but if you fancy a bit of procrastination with the possibility of getting some free FindAPhD stuff, then feel free!
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