Applications open for Leeds Crucible Programme

Early career researchers are invited to apply for the Leeds Crucible Programme.

Aimed at encouraging researchers to understand and appreciate how to collaborate with colleagues from different research backgrounds, the programme is designed to develop the competencies required to initiate and develop interdisciplinary working, knowledge exchange, entrepreneurial activity and creative thinking.

The programme theme is Global Development, with overseas speakers invited to explain some of the challenges that only interdisciplinary working can address.  

The three sessions are also themed:

  • the outward facing researcher 
  • the interdisciplinary researcher; and 
  • the innovative researcher.

The programme will consist of three intensive two-day residential workshops this year on 19/20 March, 29/30 May and 25/26 June. Sessions will include a mixture of facilitated activities, external speakers and time to collaborate. 

At the end of the programme, researchers will be able to apply for some pump-priming for Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)-compliant research to explore project ideas. This funding will be internal and competitive.

To participate, early career researchers must be employed by the University on an academic contract – applications from those on fixed-term research contracts cannot be accepted. They will also have gained their doctoral qualification within the past 10 years.

Applicants must commit to attend all three residential workshops. There will be a selection process with a short application procedure. Contact Kuldip Banger to request an application form. The closing date is 7 February 2019.

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