Are you a PGR or ECR wanting to know more about challenge-led research and how research is conducted in other countries? We are running a pilot PGR and ECR Global Challenge Crucible programme, based on our popular early career academic Crucible.
Crucible is an award-winning initiative which brings together talented and innovative researchers and develops each of them as a researcher, leader and collaborator.
The aim of this Crucible is to bring researchers from all disciplines together to work on projects aligned to the Global Challenges. It develops the competencies required to initiate and develop interdisciplinary working, knowledge exchange, innovative activity and creative thinking. It includes a mix of facilitated sessions, inspiring speakers and time to collaborate. Researchers get to use their experience in their field and apply it to a different problem. The programme ends with teams getting the opportunity to pitch their ‘project ideas’ to a panel to determine the winning idea.
If you are selected for the programme, you can expect to see the following benefits:
Throughout the programme participants develop skills in collaboration, negotiation, research leadership, interdisciplinary working, communication and bid development which will equip participants with the know-how for managing relationships with stakeholders.
Crucible will be run on Zoom and before applying you must ensure you can commit to attending all four ‘labs’ below. Places are limited to 24.
Each lab is theme around topics –
Lab 1: Getting Started
Lab 2: Interdisciplinary working, building collaborations and thinking differently
Lab 3: Building your project and pitching it right
Lab 4: Project pitching and judging