Call for projects in urban analytics



Closing date


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
  • Applications
  • Validation and uncertainty
  • Modelling and simulation

Further details can be found in the call guidance.


Application process

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.


Key dates

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 


Further information

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.

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