ABC TOP 5 Media Residency Program – Applications NOW OPEN
The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation is a proud supporter of early career researchers in South Australia, helping to foster career and funding opportunities for 45 years. That’s why we’re sharing this unique and exciting opportunity to become the best communicator for your field of expertise.
Are you an early career dynamic scholar or practitioner (Arts) with a flair and passion for communicating your work to a broader audience?
Applications are now open for the ABC TOP 5 media residencies in: Science, Humanities and Arts.
The ABC TOP 5 residencies provide an opportunity for applicants to experience a two-week in-house intensive placement based at the ABC.
The programs are designed to nurture the communication skills and media awareness of our emerging thinkers — to help them share their knowledge and expertise with audiences seeking credible material and informed debate.
The successful applicants will spend two weeks ‘in residence’ at ABC Radio National, working alongside some of the country’s best journalists and broadcasters, training in media communication and developing content for different ABC platforms.
In 2021 the ABC is again partnering with the University of Melbourne and the Australia Council for the Arts to present the TOP 5 residency in Arts.
This program is for graduate early-career practitioners and PhD researchers in visual arts, architecture, design, performance, screen.
This year for the first time, applicants are also encouraged from the areas of literature & music.
The five winners will undertake a two-week residency at the ABC Southbank offices in Melbourne, in September/October 2021.
Once again in partnership with the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University (ANU), the ABC TOP 5 Science program is now in its seventh year.
This program is for early career university researchers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medical research (STEMM).
The five winners will undertake a two-week residency at the ABC Ultimo offices in Sydney August/September 2021.
For a fourth year, the ABC is pleased to be partnering with the University of Sydney for the ABC TOP 5 Humanities.
This program is for early-career university researchers in humanities, arts and social sciences (HASS).
The five winners will undertake a two-week residency ABC Ultimo office in Sydney October/November 2021.
2021 KEY DATES:
- Applications May 1 to June 1 – via Submittable
- Shortlisting of applications June 2 — July 1
- Shortlisting meetings w/c July 5.
- Interviews in w/c July 12 & 19/07
- Residency 1: SCIENCE 30/08 to 10/09
- Residency 2: ARTS 27/09 to 08/10
- Residency 3: HUMANITIES 25/10 to 05/11
COVID update April 2021
The 2020 residencies were successfully presented virtually due to the pandemic. However, it is the intention of the ABC at this point to present the 2021 residencies face to face. In the event that the residencies need to be presented virtually, then the ABC will aim to include actual site visits to local state ABC headquarters so that attendees will be able to gain an understanding of some of the important studio base aspects of the scheme.
A final decision regarding the format of the residencies will be made by July 1st 2021.