Periodic Reporting for period 2 - SIRCIW (Strengthening International Research Capacity in Wales)
Reporting period: 2017-09-01 to 2021-02-28
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) programme, 'Strengthening International Research Capacity in Wales' (SIRCIW) intention was to support recruitment of experienced researchers of all nationalities into Wales. Fellows recruited so far have been given employment contracts at their host university, and where possible and relevant, they will be offered the opportunity to spend time out in different sectors. The fellowships have offered an opportunity to help them develop into the research leaders of the future through provision of research funding, mentorship and supervision from within their host institution and training and networking, either directly in their place of work or through the SIRCIW programme itself.
Applications we have received to the scheme have all been driven by fellows themselves. Selection to the programme has been done using tested, merit-based methods and funding decisions have been made independent of nationality, discipline, age, career breaks etc. The Independent Evaluation Panel that has made these recommendations for us was appointed through open competition and is made up of national & international experts with a broad base of scientific knowledge and experience of funding/training panels.