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EPSRC has announced the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowships: Round 3

These 5-year fellowships support established and talented researchers in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to undertake world-leading research to advance the field of AI in the UK. The funding is aimed at researchers who are conducting research into AI at a fundamental or theoretical level or working at the interface between AI and another discipline. Applicants who seek to apply current AI methods to an application area will not be funded. Fellows are expected to lead and build highly skilled interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary teams and to initiate, grow, and maintain strong relationships and collaborations with stakeholders across relevant sectors in the UK and internationally.

EPSRC will fund awards of £3-5m, funded at 80% full economic cost. While the funder states that researchers should be established, they also note that there are no standardised eligibility criteria for this fellowship due to the diversity of career paths in AI. 

For more information, please see the call page, and in particular the "What we're looking for" and "Fellowship Expectations" sections. For the list of Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellows, please see here.

University Internal selection 

Institutions can only submit two applications. Therefore, this call will be managed according to the University’s restricted calls procedure.

To take part in the internal selection please submit via our online form (NB: if asked to log-in, please use your CRSID/Raven details; note that a Form cannot be saved and returned to) by 5th June, 2023.  

You will need the following documents and information to complete the Form:  

  • Project Summary that addresses the assessment criteria below (max. 600 words)
  • Head of Department Letter confirming that the Department is happy to host the fellowship
  • Applicant Narrative CV (max. 4 pages following the funder's format here)

Internal Assessment Criteria: 

Please note that the assessment of internal applications will focus on the following core funder criteria (see the "How we will assess your application" section for more details on each criterion): 

  • Criterion 1: Quality: research excellence including the ambition and adventure of the proposed programme and the potential for its outcomes to have a transformative effect on the research and innovation landscape of AI
  • Criterion 2: National Importance: meets national needs by establishing a unique world-leading activity in AI
  • Criterion 3: Applicant: ability of the applicant to deliver the proposed fellowship programme 

Funder deadlines: Mandatory Expression of Interest deadline: 7th September, 2023; Full Proposal deadline: 16th, January, 2024

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