The Alan Turing Institute Post-Doctoral Enrichment Awards 2022

Closing date

Applications are now closed

Award: £2000 (fixed amount) 

Key Dates 


12 April 2022 

Applications open 

3 May 2022 

Application deadline (23:59) 

Mid-May 2022 

Decision outcomes 


Agreements and payments with institutions 

w/c 4 July 2022 

Welcome session 

Mid-July 2022 

Cohort start date 

Mid-January 2023 

Completion date 

Following the established success of the Turing Enrichment scheme for doctoral students, The Alan Turing Institute was pleased to announce the inaugural Post-Doctoral Enrichment Award (PDEA). The first call launched in 2021 and now in 2022, a second call is launched to join the existing cohort. The programme offers small awards to facilitate postdoctoral activity throughout the UK with the aim of building the foundations for an engaged postdoctoral community working on topics related to data science and AI. The Turing’s PDEA scheme is designed to provide development opportunities in three key areas: learning new skills, collaboration, and developing research independence.  

What the PDEA offers

The PDEA offers flexible funds to enable researchers to build on their current research, develop and grow activities related to the core aims of the scheme with support from the Turing community: 

  • Active participation in the Turing’s online community for researchers in data science and AI. 

  • Access to training and research showcase events for the Turing community. 

  • Opportunity to apply for additional funding for community building activities and projects. 

  • Opportunity to contribute to the Turing’s growing activity in the national skills and research space. 

  • £2000 award for activity relating to the core aims of the scheme (see more below).

The PDEA does not support the following activities: 

  • Funding cannot be used to support salary costs or hardware purchases.  

  • The award does not provide access to The Alan Turing Institute headquarters or a formal position with the Institute. 

Who can apply 

We welcome applications from a broad range of academic disciplines and backgrounds, especially those whose research spans multiple disciplines and applications and aligns with the Institute’s research areas. These can include any aspects of AI and data science.  To support continued diversity within data science and AI we encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. 

Who we're looking for 

  • Be able to prove that the applicant will be in a funded post-doctoral position of at least 6 months total duration in July 2022 at a UK Higher Education Institution or research institution.  

  • Applicants must ensure that their institution agrees to receive the funding to an institutional bank account and will not be top slice it to cover institutional overheads. 

  • Consider themselves as unestablished in their research career. For more senior postdocs this may also mean they are building their career in a new direction in response to data science/AI innovations. 

  • Applicants must ensure they have required permission from any grant holders currently providing project funding to apply for this award. 

  • Must be able to receive the award funding before 30 June 2022 or successful applicant offers will lapse. 

  • A commitment to report the outcomes of the award for evaluation and communications purposes.  

  • Account for the use of the awarded funds and complete the reporting process by 31 January 2023.  

Example projects: 

  • Attending the Essex Analytics, Data Science and Decision Making Summer School 

  • Facilitating research collaborations for neuroimaging data in the context of Alzheimer's disease 

  • Running a Turing Data Study Group on AI for democratic innovations 

  • Organising a multidisciplinary workshop that brings AI experts into dialogue with journalism practitioners 

How to apply 

Applications must be made through the online application form. Applicants should consider how they would best utilise the PDEA to support their current research and how they can contribute to our academic and broader community and engage with others. 

Additional information 

PDEA Further information