Welsh Crucible 2017

In January 2017, the Welsh Crucible will open its call for applications for its seventh year.


Crucible Lab ThreeThirty successful applicants will be selected to take part in three two-day intensive workshops (called ‘labs’) across Wales during the summer of 2017.  Participants are required to commit to attending all three labs as a condition of receiving a place on the Welsh Crucible programme.  The labs will be residential events for all participants, regardless of location.

Lab 1 – Cardiff – May 25th and 26th 2017
Lab 2 – Aberystwyth – June 15th and 16th 2017
Lab 3 – Swansea – July 13th and 14th 2017

Each lab will bring together researchers from institutions across Wales with inspiring guest speakers, and a calendar of seminars, skills sessions and informal discussions.


The programme is designed to help participants:

Crucible at Senedd – develop links and networks within the research community, Welsh Government, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Welsh media;

– find new ways of thinking and working and improve their effectiveness both within and beyond their organisation;

– develop skills in public engagement, and explore how they can interact more effectively with the media and policy makers

– learn about different areas of research and encourage personal and career development.


To find out more about previous Welsh Crucible programmes please 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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