Call for Early/Mid-Career Researchers: European Crucible 2022

The European Crucible is a leadership and development programme for early/mid-career researchers from Scotland and Europe. The call for applications to participate in the 2022 European Crucible is now open to applicants from European institutions until 21st February 2022.

The European Crucible was established to stimulate new international opportunities for early/mid-career researchers. Developed from the national ‘Scottish Crucible’ programme and working with the Scottish Research Pools, European Crucible seeks to establish new networks for aspiring research leaders, and to facilitate international collaborations for interdisciplinary research initiatives and innovations.

Who should apply

The call is open to early/mid-career researchers employed in Scotland or Europe, and carrying out research in science, engineering, technology, medicine, healthcare, arts, design, humanities, business, or social and political science. Ambitious university lecturers and readers (i.e. assistant and associate professors), research fellows and equivalents in research institutes and industry with experience of managing their own research, are encouraged to apply.

How it works 

The Crucible is an intensive, interactive, programme comprising four virtual workshops, or ‘labs’, held over three weeks. The labs will be facilitated by experienced science journalists, Vivienne Parry and Quentin Cooper, and will include contributions from a range of experts from research-related sectors. Crucible participants will be asked to present a mini-poster of their research areas and interests, and there will be networking sessions and pitching practice before a mock panel of real funding experts.

The 2022 European Crucible is a virtual programme supported by the Scottish Government via the Scottish Funding Council. Once awarded a place on the European Crucible Event, all training, networking and administration costs for participants will be covered.

For more information on how to apply, please refer to the programme’s website.