The Alan Turing Institute is launching this first call for Turing Senior AI Fellowships and Turing AI Fellowships in partnership with the Office for AI and UKRI.
Fellowships will cover a broad view of AI, including applications of foundational disciplines across mathematical sciences, statistical sciences, computational sciences and engineering. Consideration may also be given to AI work that interfaces with the life sciences, social sciences or humanities. Fellows will be expected to collaborate as appropriate across disciplines, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with academia, industry, government and the third sector.
Types of Fellowship
These Fellowships will cover two levels of expertise:
- Turing Senior AI Fellowships are available to existing leaders in the field (already demonstrating leadership equivalent to a full professorial position);
- Turing AI Fellowships are available to established mid-career researchers with recognised leadership potential.
What the Fellowship includes
These Fellowships provide the opportunity for leading researchers to undertake high quality, ambitious and transformative research with high impact, through the award of flexible funding. Fellows will have the opportunity to spend time at the Turing, working collaboratively across the Institute and benefiting from:
- Networking opportunities across the Turing’s university partner network;
- Introductions to potential industry partners, collaborators and government bodies;
- National and international research collaborations facilitated through the programmes and supporting teams;
- Opportunities to shape the future of the AI landscape through advocacy, influencing policy and leadership;
- Access to the Turing’s Research Engineering Team.
Fellowship funding can be used flexibly and can include:
- 0.5-1 FTE Fellow salary contribution;
- Research Associate and Research Engineer salary and PhD student stipend/fees etc;
- Travel and subsistence;
- Research opportunities e.g. pilot projects;
- Direct and in-direct costs.
How to apply
To make your application, please use our Flexigrant Grant Management System.
The closing date for applications is 29th March 2019.
Turing Fellowship testimonials
"Being a Rutherford Fellow has been a fantastic experience! The ability to tap into leading, world-class data science researchers representing a variety of disciplines all across the UK and beyond is exciting and unique. I know of no other place like it."
Kathleen Vogel, Rutherford Fellow
"I feel at home here. The Turing has such an incredible sense of cross-disciplinary scholarship, research excellence and collaboration. It is definitely the future of science and I am extremely lucky to be a part of it."
Ganna Pogrebna, Economic and Social Research Fellow
"The Turing is a remarkable place where people can come together to discuss matters both great and small, with the time to explore and indulge lines of thought that might otherwise have been forgotten. The Institute gives me a front row seat to cutting edge science."
Ben Tagger, Visiting Researcher at the Turing from UK Government
"I’ve had the opportunity to strike up conversations with researchers outside of my field who I would not usually meet. Having a communal working space sparks ad-hoc, silo-breaking conversations. It’s something very special and not easily replicated elsewhere."
Melinda Hodkiewicz, Visiting Fellow from the University of Western Australia