Funding area: Career Development
A leadership and development programme for Scotland’s research leaders of the future, Scottish Crucible is for early-career researchers and aims to provide participants with the time and space to see the bigger picture. Scottish Crucible will encourage researchers to:
- put their roles into a wider societal context – by understanding the importance of engaging with the public and the media, and thinking about the social and technical challenges facing society;
- share perspectives and build relationships which may lead to interdisciplinary collaborations now or in the future;
- think creatively and understand the skills and attitudes likely to make research more innovative.
Scottish Crucible comprises a series of three residential meetings (Labs), held over three months, each lasting two days. Each Lab will include a range of respected speakers, facilitated break-out groups, seminars and skills sessions. Once awarded a place on Scottish Crucible, all residential costs will be covered, including accommodation and catering; plus costs for all sessions and travel costs to and from your home in Scotland to the location of each Crucible Lab (up to a value of £100 per return journey).
The Scottish Crucible will not be running in 2019.
Any future call will be widely advertised across universities and research institutes.