The finance and economics programme at the Turing brings together leading experts in data science, machine learning, finance and the social sciences, from both academia and industry to tackle the most challenging questions by producing world-leading research with significant impact. We inform public policy and enable trusted, research-led thought leadership. The programme works closely with government and the industry to exploit the potential of new technologies in the financial sector and economic research, and to position the UK as the leader in these areas.

We have recently launched a five-year strategic partnership with Accenture to advance data science and artificial intelligence (AI) research with a focus on delivering substantial business and societal value.

Our partnership has several interconnected workstreams. The most significant is research sponsorship which encompasses three areas of focus:

1. Data sharing (incorporating synthetic data, PETs and FEDS)

2. Digital twins (incorporating agent based models and multiagent systems)

3. AI in a changing world

Through this call we are seeking to fund projects that fall under the “digital twins” research theme.

We have £300,000 to award through this call. We are seeking to award up to £150,000 per project. In special circumstances there may be an opportunity to increase the funding awarded for an outstanding project.

For further detail, including examples of possible research directions, and assessment and eligibility criteria, please download the full guidance from the bottom of this page.

How to apply

The expression of interest (EoI) should be completed and submitted by Friday 24 September at midday GMT to the Turing’s FlexiGrant portal. If you have not already done so, all applicants must first register on the system and provide basic details to create a profile.

Key dates

  • EoI opening date: 9 August 2021 (via FlexiGrant)
  • Closing date: Midday 24 September 2021
  • Review and shortlisting of EoI submissions: Late September
  • Shortlisting results communicated: Early October
  • Shortlisted applicants to present a detailed proposal to the panel: Late October / early November
  • Final results communicated: Mid-November
  • Project set-up and contracting begins: From late November

Further information

If you have any questions, please email Tony Zemaitis, Finance and Economics Research Project Manager on [email protected]

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