Practitioners Investigating Media Industry Diversity grants

Interview from behind the camera The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity is offering five grants of up to £3K each in the current financial year to support short turnaround research. 

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

The PIMID grants 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 with an academic mentor and the research will need to be completed by May 31st 2021. 

Rresearch is expected to take 4 weeks full time or 8-12 weeks part time. The findings would be considered for publication in the Centre's Representology Journal.  

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

  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 January 29th 2021.

Applications will be considered by the Board of the Sir Lenny Henry Centre and you can expect a response within 3 weeks of the closing date.