Welsh Crucible is designed to answer these questions and provides Welsh researchers with the skills to capitalise on their research and research collaborations.
Based on NESTA’s highly successful leadership and development programme for researchers, Welsh Crucible enables thirty highly promising scientists, social scientists and scholars to come together to explore and expand their innovative potential through a series of three intensive, two-day residential workshops called ‘labs’.
Welsh Crucible is designed for talented early- to mid-career researchers employed by any Welsh university, or working in research and development in Wales in business, industry or the service sector. Participants will already have a high level of achievement in their field and an ongoing commitment to a career in research in Wales (within academia or beyond).
Since July 2011 participants on the Welsh Crucible programme have had a regular column in the Health Wales supplement of the Western Mail to showcase their research. The articles are reproduced here by permission of Media Wales.
Welsh Crucible is a collaborative initiative funded by HEFCW and the St David’s Day Group of universities (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan, and Swansea). The funding will allow 30 of Wales’s most promising researchers to participate in Welsh Crucible in 2013, and a further 30 in 2014.