Enrichment scheme award details

  • Duration: 6, 9, or 12 month full-time placement
  • Start date: October 2019 or January 2020 
  • Stipend: top-up to bring the student’s existing annual stipend in line with the £20,500 Turing stipend (maximum £5,500)* 
  • Travel allowance to visit your home university for research purposes from your usual place of residence (cannot be used for regular commuting to the Turing) 

*Figures represent a 12 month placement. Values for shorter placements will be calculated proportionally. 

Application process

Step 1: Candidates are encouraged to read the enrichment scheme application guidance and information on the website.  
Step 2: Candidates should discuss the scheme with their supervisor and university department to gain their approval to participate.  
Step 3: Candidates apply directly to the Turing through our application portal. The application form will ask for details of your project, why you are interested in applying to the Turing and what you hope to get out of your time here, as well as for two academic references. The deadline for applications is 11 March 2019 at 12 noon
Step 4: Applications are reviewed by a panel of researchers from the Institute. Successful candidates will be made offers and invited to attend an Open Day in early May 2019.  
Step 5: Following attendance at the Open Day, candidates confirm their placement.  

Eligibility criteria

  • Students must be registered on a doctoral programme at a UK university and have the support of their university to study away for the duration of the placement.  
  • Students may not be in their first year of study or writing up their thesis (calculated as within 3 months of their proposed submission date).  
  • The student’s supervisor or equivalent must support their application and be willing to continue supervising them while at the Turing.  
  • Students must hold a valid Right to Study in the UK.  
  • Students must satisfactorily pass the Institute’s security screening process which includes a basic Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Candidate criteria

  • The student demonstrates excellence in a field related to data science or artificial intelligence.   
  • The student’s research project strongly aligns to the research challenges of the Turing.  
  • The application is supported by strong references from the student’s supervisor or equivalent and another referee who can speak to their ability as a researcher.  
  • The student has demonstrated how they would benefit from their time at the Turing, including considering potential collaboration or learning opportunities. 
  • The student has identified how they could contribute to the Turing community.  

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to championing equality, diversity and inclusion. If you have questions about the Enrichment scheme or require any adjustments to the application process please contact our team on a[email protected] or on 0203 862 3345.  
Full details on the pre-programme screening process can be requested from [email protected].