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There’s more time to apply for the Sir Lenny Henry Centre Industry Fellowship

There’s more time to apply for the Sir Lenny Henry Centre Industry Fellowship

The LHC has extended the deadline by one week, for applications to the second year of the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity (LHC) Fellowship.

Once again the centre is offering 5 grants of up to £3,000 each to support short turnaround research by industry practitioners. HURRAH!

The purpose of these research grants is to better inform policy and practice that will address diversity deficits across different sectors of the media industry.

They are open to media practitioners with a minimum of 5 years professional experience who wish to look more closely at the challenges and opportunities in their own sector.

Each successful applicant will be teamed up with an academic mentor and the research will need to be completed by Friday 1st July 2022.

We would expect the research to take 4 weeks full-time or the equivalent part-time. You must be available to do the work at this time.

Completed research will be published on the LHC website and considered for publication in the journal, Representology.

Please visit our website to read the previous five grant recipients’ research. Industry Fellowships were called ‘PIMID’ last year, and the reports were from Emma Butt, Kate Ansell, Riaz Meer, Nina Robinson and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker, Cherish Oteka.

To apply, please email Professor Diane Kemp, Director of the Centre ( with a brief outline of the following information: 

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1. The central question you would like to address and evidence of why it is important now
2. The aim and methodology of your proposed research
3. Your current role, your qualifications and experience relevant to the proposal
4. How you hope your research might inform wider and more effective participation in particular roles and sectors of the media industry
5. Two professional referees who may be contacted in relation to your application.

The closing date for applications is now Monday 11 April 2022 and you can expect a response within 3 weeks of the closing date.

If you know someone who might be interested, feel free to pass this newsletter on to them. And give them a gentle nudge to sign up to our mailers, by sending them to the research centre homepage to complete the form!

Best wishes from all the team!

The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity
Birmingham City University