The Arts & Humanities Research Council, BBC Radio 3, and BBC Arts are looking for the UK’s next intellectual broadcasters in the arts and humanities.

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

The scheme, led by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) with BBC Radio 3, will invite up to sixty early career researchers 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.

Applications are invited via an online form until Monday 15 December 2014.