Scottish Crucible 2018

Scottish Crucible is the prestigious leadership and development programme for early career researchers in Scotland now going into its 10th year. Through an award-winning annual programme, Scottish Crucible enables highly promising science, social science and arts researchers to come together from across Scotland to explore and expand their innovative potential via a series of intensive, two-day events. Only 30 “research leaders of the future” are selected to take part each year; they also go on to join the Scottish Crucible Alumni Network. Scottish Crucible 2018 is supported by the Scottish Funding Council, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament, and will be hosted by this year's partner universities, Heriot-Watt University , University of Glasgow, and University of Abertay.

Selected participants for Scottish Crucible 2018 will attend three workshops between May and June, each comprising a wealth of guest speakers, seminars, tours and informal discussions. These aim to:

  1. encourage participants to become more collaborative and interdisciplinary in their approach to their research;
  2. help them discover skills and attitudes likely to make their research more innovative and
  3. develop their understanding of how research can impact on Society through different forms of knowledge exchange.

Participants will come from a variety of research disciplines including science, technology, engineering, medicine, arts, design, humanities and social sciences. 

Applications are now invited from senior Postdoctoral Fellows, Academic Fellows, Lecturers in their first academic posts - or their equivalents from SMEs and spin-out companies - for Scottish Crucible 2018. Further details are provided on the Scottish Crucible website

Successful candidates will receive awards to cover all residential costs, training sessions and travelling expenses.

The deadline for receipt of applications is: Tuesday 13 February 2018

First published: 16 January 2018