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A Talent Scheme from The Edinburgh International TV Festival in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council 

TV PhD is a training and mentoring programme that will help AHRC-funded PhD students get work in - or with - the television industry. Candidates for the programme are selected through a two-stage assessment process involving a written application and interview. Applications will open later this year - if you register your interest now, we will notify you when you can apply.

TV PhD 2019 will take place in Edinburgh from 19-23 August, alongside the Edinburgh TV Festival. The scheme is free, and accommodation is provided. The cohort will receive training to help them to develop skills, make contacts and increase their knowledge of the television industry, as well as benefiting from a Festival pass.

Professor Andrew Thompson, Chief Executive of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for AHRC-funded students, either with plans to work in the TV industry or whose research focuses on that industry, to attend the biggest and most prestigious media event in the UK. The bespoke training and mentoring they will receive is unique and will help develop strong relationships between them as researchers and professionals in the TV industry.”

The scheme is only open to PhD Students who are currently being funded by the AHRC through an AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), an AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) or an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP). The student must be within their AHRC funding period and must have the consent of their supervisor in order to apply.

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