ECR Opportunities

Research Workshop Grants

Our grant scheme is designed to encourage collaborative investigation into a research proposition that is at an early stage of its development. Building on the success of our pilot we have developed three streams : Wales Studies, Early Career Researcher, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. You can apply for up to £1,000 to support your project. 

Agile Cymru Wales-Ireland Grant Scheme

A Welsh-funded grant, managed by the LSW as part of the Welsh Government’s Agile Cymru programme, will offer up to £12,500 for one joint Welsh – Irish research project.

Calls for proposals is now closed.

The successful project will need to meet the following two, broad requirements:

1.      Be a joint bid including researchers from both a Welsh and an Irish higher education institute

2.      Explore issues relating to language, culture and heritage with a particular focus on indigenous, minority and lesser-used languages,

Funding will be awarded in the autumn, with projects needing to be completed with three-four months and completed by the spring of 2024.

Dillwyn Medals

The Dillwyn Medals celebrate the contribution of early career researchers working in, or with a connection to Wales. Each year we award three medals for work in the fields of:

  • Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine
  • Humanities and Creative Arts
  • Social Sciences, Education and Business

There are no age restrictions, and those who have taken a career break are also eligible. Nominations for the Dillwyn Medal have now closed.  Winners will be announced in a special ceremony in October 2023.  Details of 2022 winners here.

Training for Early Career Researchers

Periodically we can offer support for early career researchers to attend training events offered by our partners. To receive notice about the latest offers, sign up to the Early Career Researchers Bulletin.

UK Young Academy

The Learned Society of Wales is part of a collaboration with the Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Irish Academy, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Royal Society, to create the UK Young Academy
The UK Young Academy connects and develops talented individuals in the early years of their career from a wide range of sectors so they can collaborate to make a difference in the world. The Academy brings together the UK’s emerging leaders from industry, academia, medicine, education, business, the arts, and other professions. Their members are selected from across the UK, from a variety of diverse backgrounds and a range of experiences.
Applications to the UK Young Academy are now open

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