How to Apply

Applications open from 3rd January for the Welsh Crucible Programme 2017

The Call for Applications for the seventh Welsh Crucible will open soon. Please see the sidebar for application forms and below for further information.  This year’s deadline for applications closes at midnight on 3rd of March 2017.


Applications are 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;
  • 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 25th and 26th 2017
Lab 2 (Aberystwyth) – June 15th and 16th 2017
Lab 3 (Swansea) – July 13th and 14th 2017

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 organiastion. 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.

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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