Sêr Cymru is a multi-million pound funding programme to bring scientific talent into research posts in Wales.
The Sêr Cymru programme produces research in areas including:
- energy materials
- environmental science
- biotechnology and life sciences
The programme improves sector cooperation through its links with academia, industries and businesses. This includes low carbon, energy and environment, advanced engineering and materials programmes.
The programme has received over £100 million in investment from:
- Welsh Government
- Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW)
- Welsh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
- European Regional Development Fund
- European Commission Horizon 2020
This has supported:
- 12 research chairs
- 11 rising stars
- 115 research fellowships
- 340 PhD and post-docs studentships
The programme has generated more than £180 million in research grant income. It has increased Wales' research outputs, efficiency and impact.
The programme remains operational until 30 June 2023. Plans are underway for the next phase of the programme. We will consult on its content.
Sêr Cymru Chairs currently and formerly funded:
- Professor Paul Meredith
- Professor Bill Lee
- Professor Simon Ward
- Professor John Atack
- Professor Peter Ghazal
- Professor Richard Lucas
- Professor Glyn Hewinson
- Professor Yves Barde
- Professor Andrew Barron
- Professor James Durrant FRS
- Professor Diana Huffaker
- Professor Dan Cacuci
The programme supports three National Research Networks. These help academia, businesses, industrial partners and government cooperate together.
National Research Networks: