The Glasgow Crucible

The Glasgow Crucible is an annual leadership development programme designed to engage emerging research leaders from all disciplines in developing a considered approach, as part of their continued development. Covering concepts central to good research leadership, and underpinned by our Research Culture priorities, the Glasgow Crucible offers you time out to evaluate your skills, attitudes, experiences and interactions with others, and to set goals for your future.

Taking our cue from the University of Glasgow Research Strategy, this is a highly collaborative programme that will enable you to develop meaningful connections across and beyond the institution.

Through the Glasgow Crucible, you will:

  • Gain awareness of the skills, attitudes and behaviours that are required for good research leadership, in a contemporary research culture.
  • Develop new network connections to foster the potential for future interdisciplinary ideas and collaboration opportunities.
  • Evaluate the social, economic, cultural and systemic implications of your research, and your actions as a research leader, your impact on the world.
  • Discover ways in which you can be more creative as a research leader.
  • Join a strong network of emerging research leaders.

More detailed information, and a full programme schedule can be found here.

Who Can Apply?

The programme has been tailored to develop senior Postdoctoral Researchers, Research Fellows and new (Research and Teaching) Lecturers from all academic disciplines. It focuses on the needs of staff who have research as a substantive component of their role.

There are 30 places available each year.

To be considered for a place we require that you have submitted at least one external application for research funding (any funder), which may or may not have been successful.

To be considered for a place you must agree to the Crucible Code of Practice.

Past participants on any internal or external Crucible Programme are not eligible to apply.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact Sam Oakley.

2022 Crucible

Application Process

Please read the full information, check the programme dates, and complete your application here (you'll need to upload a CV too) by the deadline of 9am on Wednesday 6th July, 2022.

There is a maximum of 30 places

Applications will be reviewed and scored by a panel of research development and innovation specialists from Research & Innovation Services, and places will be allocated by the end of July 2022.

Places will be distributed fairly across the Colleges, and selection will be mindful of creating a collaborative space that brings together a range of different backgrounds and experiences. We expect this programme to be oversubscribed and we will operate a waiting list for places.