How to Apply

The call for applications to the Welsh Crucible 2018 Programme will be open from 2nd January until 16th February 2018.

Please see the sidebar for the application form. To apply, please email the completed form, along with a short CV, to the Welsh Crucible Office.

To find out more about the Welsh Crucible programme, why not join us at one of our information roadshow events being held at various locations in January 2018.


Applications are invited from talented early- to mid- career researchers, with at least three years’ postdoctoral research experience (or equivalent if working in a sector other than Higher Education) working in any discipline. Applicants must be based in Wales and working either in a Welsh university or in research and development in business, industry or the public/third sector.

Crucible Lab ThreeApplicants 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.

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 who are committed to thinking about the impact of their work and to communicating their research beyond their current organisation. Successful applicants will already have a high level of achievement in their field, in addition to an ongoing commitment to the career development of both themselves and other researchers in Wales.

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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