Leadership Development Opportunity for Researchers

The call for applications is open from 2nd January to 16th February 2018 for places on the Welsh Crucible programme, an award-winning programme of personal, professional and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales.

Now in its eighth year, the programme supports research-inspired innovation and cross-disciplinary collaboration in Wales. Participants will discover:

– the skills and attitudes which are likely to make their research more innovative;

– how thinking creatively can make a difference to both their work and career;

– how they can transfer their knowledge to the public sphere to make an impact;

– how other early- to mid-career researchers in other disciplines are tackling similar issues to them.

Funded by a consortium of Welsh universities and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and supported by the Learned Society of Wales, the Welsh Crucible Programme brings together thirty aspiring researchers to explore how they can work together to tackle the current research challenges facing Wales. Places are allocated following a competitive selection process and successful participants will attend three intense residential workshops across Wales in May, June and July 2018.

Applicants will need a minimum of three years’ postdoctoral research experience (or equivalent if non-HEI) in any discipline, and be working in Wales either at a higher education institution or in research and development in business, industry or the public/third sector (our funding enables us to fully sponsor a participant from outside Higher Education).

For more information and application forms visit our website www.welshcrucible.org.uk or contact us on welshcrucible@cardiff.ac.uk .  Follow us @welshcrucible for updates by Twitter.