New Generation Thinkers – A call to Library and Information Science

Are you a Library and Information Science Researcher who would like to tell the world about work in the domain?

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has contacted the LIS Research Coalition to ask us to help identify the next generation of public intellectuals. Could you be the LIS equivalent of scientists Brian Cox, Jim Al-Khalili or Marcus de Sautoy, and work with the BBC to share the passion for your subject with the population at large? If your profile meets any of the following criteria, you are eligible to apply for a chance to develop your own programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers and, of these up to ten will become Radio 3’s resident New Generation Thinkers:

  • You are currently undertaking an AHRC-funded postgraduate or postdoctoral award, or working as a postgraduate or postdoctoral member of an AHRC-funded research project, OR
  • You are currently undertaking a PhD in one of the disciplinary domains of the AHRC (LIS is one of the AHRC domains), OR
  • You are within eight years of the award of your PhD, OR
  • You are within six years of your first academic appointment.

It would be fantastic for LIS to be represented in New Generation Thinkers, the 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. To find out more and make an application, please see the New Generation Thinkers page on the AHRC web site. The deadline for applications is 10th December 2010.

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