The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has announced details of its 2019 Media Research Funding Scheme. A total of €50,000 is available to suitably qualified academics, researchers and broadcasting and media professionals to carry out studies on themes of relevance to the work of the BAI. The scheme is aimed at helping the BAI meet listener needs.
It also supports the BAI in developing and maintaining links with third-level institutions and the country’s broadcasters. Research proposals of particular interest to the authority include the future of the digital media landscape, not least the impact of the Audio Visual Media Services Directive on digital context and the role of the Irish language.
The BAI is also keen to hear from researchers wishing to explore issues around diversity and gender in the media sector and recent trends relating to media and society, including artificial intelligence (AI) and the means of regulating it, and disinformation in an Irish context. The deadline for this year’s applications is noon on Tuesday, June 25th 2019.
Pictured above are Michael O’Keeffe, BAI and Q102’s Scott Williams