Sêr Cymru II

The Sêr Cymru II project is led by the Welsh Government, European Union and the Welsh Higher Education sector, including HEFCW.

There are three strands to the Programme:

  • Rising Star fellowships. Up to 26 five-year fellowships for the very best ‘rising stars’ of academic research.
  • ‘Welsh’ Fellowships. Around 30 three-year fellowships for stellar candidates, to be recruited from anywhere in the world to come to work in Wales.
  • Recapturing Research Talent. Approximately 12 fellowships for talented researchers returning to work following a career break or who have left the scientific world.

Sêr Cymru II is a unique and innovative development, seeing the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme funding, managed from Brussels, working in synergy with EU Structural Funds, managed from Wales by WEFO, to deliver a single seamless programme to grow Welsh research capacity.