The Alan Turing Institute (the Turing) invites proposals for projects to be funded through the Turing’s AI for science and government programme (ASG); a major integrated research programme with a goal to deploy AI and data science in priority areas to support the UK economy, funded through UKRI’s Strategic Priorities Fund. The ASG programme is divided into five themes; this call is for the ‘Digital Twins: Urban Analytics’ theme. Lead researchers should be from a Turing partner university, but collaborators from other institutions are encouraged.
The call has four focus areas, namely:
- Data science and AI
- Validation and uncertainty
- Modelling and simulation
Further details can be found in the call guidance.
In this call, two types of funding are available. Up to two 18-month projects will be funded, with an award of up to £200,000 offered to each selected proposal. Up to two shorter projects (no more than six months) will be funded with up to £50,000 each. We plan to fund further projects in subsequent years.
Applicants should provide a costing covering 100% of direct costs plus an overhead rate of £32,500 per 1 researcher FTE (pro-rated).
Applications should be completed and submitted by 17:00 GMT, 24th January 2020 to the Turing’s FlexiGrant portal. Details of the documents and information required can be found in the call guidance linked on this page.
Opening date for applications: 22nd November 2019 (via FlexiGrant system)
Closing date for applications: 24th January 2020
Review and selection of proposals: Early February 2020
Results communicated: Mid-late February 2020
Project start date: From 1st April 2020
For questions regarding the application process or other elements of the call, please contact: [email protected]
This work is supported by The UKRI Strategic Priorities Fund under the EPSRC Grant EP/T001569/1.