Dr Diletta De Cristofaro has made the shortlist for this prestigious talent scheme with a pitch for a broadcast based on her research on sleep and climate breakdown. Her proposed broadcast is called “Sleeping at the End of the World”.
The New Generation Thinkers scheme, aimed at early career researchers, is run by BBC Radio 3 and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. It selects some of the brightest academic minds in the arts and humanities with the potential to turn their ideas into broadcasts.
Since 2010 the New Generation Thinkers scheme has developed a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a broad audience through the media and public engagement. Each year, up to 60 shortlisted applicants have a chance to develop their media skills, including programme-making ideas with experienced BBC producers at a series of dedicated workshops. Of these, up to 10 are selected as New Generation Thinkers, to be announced in Spring 2023.