Early career researchers have an incredible opportunity to take their work to a wider audience and learn how to shine on a national stage, through the ABC’s Top 5 Media Residency Program.
The program aims to nurture the communication skills and media awareness of Australia’s emerging scholars, to help them share their knowledge with content-hungry audiences seeking expert information and debate.
Originally only for early career researchers in the sciences, the program has been expanded to also include early career researchers in the humanities.
The Science stream is for emerging scholars in science, technology, engineering, maths and medical research (STEMM). Five winners will undertake a two-week media residency at the ABC in July 2018, ahead of National Science Week.
The Humanities stream is for emerging scholars in the humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS). Offered for the first time this year, five winners will undertake a two-week media residency at the ABC in September.
Each media residency will give participants the chance to work alongside some of the country’s best journalists and broadcasters and be trained in the craft of radio and TV interviews, developing content across ABC platforms.
Past winners of the ABC’s Top 5 Media Residency Program include Flinders own labiaplasty researcher, Gemma Sharp.
Applications close Wednesday 9 May 2018.