How to Apply

Applications will open in January for the Welsh Crucible Programme 2018

Please see the sidebar for an example of a previous year’s application form and below for further information.


Applications will be invited from talented early- to mid- career researchers, with at least three years’ postdoctoral research experience (or equivalent), in any discipline, working in research and development in Wales either:

  • at a Welsh university;Crucible Lab Three
  • in business or industry;
  • or in the public or third sector


Applicants must be able to commit to attending the full Welsh Crucible residential programme on all the dates below:

Lab 1 (Cardiff) – May 24th and 25th 2018
Lab 2 (Bangor) – June 21st and 22nd 2018
Lab 3 (Swansea) – July 19th and 20th 2018

Researchers from outside Higher Education should be supported by their employer in making their application and in follow through as part of career development planning.

How will participants be selected?

Participants will be selected through a competitive process based on  written applications. In selecting participants, the panel will be looking for excellent researchers who are innovative and creative thinkers, have an interest in interdisciplinary research and a commitment to thinking about the impact of their work and to communicating their research beyond their current insitition or organisation. Successful applicants will already have a high level of achievement in their field and an ongoing commitment to the career development of both themselves and other researchers in Wales (within academia or beyond).

Previous years

To find out more about previous programmes, click here or view this short video.


Selection Criteria

  • Excellence in research
  • An interest and experience in interdisciplinary research
  • Creative and innovative thinking
  • Interests outside basic research
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of and commitment to Welsh Crucible’s mission.

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