European Researchers invited to apply to European Crucible programme which builds new interdisciplinary research collaborations between Scotland and Europe


The European Crucible is a leadership and development programme for early/mid-career researchers that offers opportunities to build new interdisciplinary research collaborations between Scotland and Europe. The Call for Applications to European Crucible 2022 is open to applicants from Scottish institutions (deadline closed) as well as to applicants from European institutions. The deadline for European applicants is 21 February 2022, 17:00 (GMT).

The first European Crucible, held in partnership with the University of Luxembourg, created a cohort of 50 researchers; 25 from Scottish institutions, and 25 from institutions across 12 European countries. The Cruciblists engaged with senior leaders from government, finance, media and academia, and participated in virtual pitching and networking activities. 28 of the "Cruciblists" have since gone on to win funding for 7 collaborative projects, exploring research ideas generated in the European Crucible workshops. The 2022 European Crucible will once again be run as a virtual programme and is supported by the Scottish Government via the Scottish Funding Council.

The call to apply has closed for Scottish researchers, but is still open to early/mid-career researchers employed in 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. The European Crucible 2022 is particularly looking for individuals with ambitions to develop novel research ideas across the interfaces of different disciplines and/or sectors, and who wish to see their research having a wider impact in society, internationally. Once awarded a place on the European Crucible Event, all training, networking and administration costs for participants will be covered. You can find out more, and apply, here: