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Sêr Cymru is a multi-million pound funding programme to bring scientific talent into research posts in Wales.

First published:
20 June 2019
Last updated:

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:

The programme supports three National Research Networks. These help academia, businesses, industrial partners and government cooperate together.

National Research Networks: