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The Alan Turing Institute 2022 Post-Doctoral Enrichment Awards

Following the established success of the Turing Enrichment scheme for doctoral students, The Alan Turing Institute is pleased to announce the inaugural Post-Doctoral Enrichment Award (PDEA) scheme. The program offers small awards to facilitate post-doctoral activity throughout the UK to build the foundations for an engaged post-doctoral community working on topics related to data science and AI. Turing’s PDEA scheme is designed to provide development opportunities in three key areas: learning new skills, collaboration, and developing research independence.

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to training new generations of researchers applying data science and AI in their work with the necessary breadth and depth of technical and ethical skills to match the UK’s growing industrial and societal needs. As part of this commitment and following the established success of the Turing Enrichment scheme for doctoral students, they are pleased to announce the inaugural Post-Doctoral Enrichment Award (PDEA) scheme. These awards are designed to provide early career researchers at UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), independent research organizations (IROs), and Research Institutes (RIs) an opportunity to enrich their research opportunities and network connections within the data science and artificial intelligence fields. This initiative will support the ongoing mission of the Turing to train the leaders of the future.

The programme offers small awards to facilitate post-doctoral activity in data science and AI throughout the UK. The aims are to generate immediate impact from the researchers and to build the foundations for an engaged post-doctoral community on which further initiatives can be built.

Turing’s PDEA scheme is designed to provide development opportunities in three key areas. As a multidisciplinary research community, all these areas also support researchers in reaching out across established academic fields and working in new ways:

  • Learn and apply new methodologies
  • Collaboration
  • Develop research independence

 Benefits

The PDEA offers flexible funds to enable researchers to build on their current research and develop and grow activities related to the core aims of the scheme. The award also provides a connection to Turing’s community that will support those aims:

  • £2,000 award for activity relating to the core aims for the scheme.
  • Participation in 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 Turing’s growing activity in the national skills and research space.
  • Funding can be used to support publication and computing costs for projects that contribute to the core goals of the scheme.

The PDEA does not support the following activities:

  • Funding cannot be used to support salary costs or buy hardware.
  • The award does not provide access to The Alan Turing Institute headquarters or a normal position within the Institute.

 Eligibilities

They welcome applications from a broad range of academic disciplines and backgrounds, especially those whose research spans multiple disciplines/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.

Applicants for the PDEA must:

  • Be able to prove that the applicant will be in a funded post-doctoral position of at least 6 months total duration in March 2022 at a UK Higher Education Institution(HEI) or research institution.
  • Applicants must ensure that their institution agrees to receive the funding to its institutional bank accounts and will not be top slice it to cover institutional overheads.
  • Be in the position and be able to receive the award funding before 31 March 2022.
  • Account for the use of the awarded funds and complete the reporting process by 1 October 2022.
  • 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 permission from any grant holders currently providing project funding to apply for this award.
  • Commit to reporting on the outcomes of the award in the form of an informal “blogpost” and a formal summary of research progress at the end of the award.
  • Be able to prove that the applicant will be in a funded post-doctoral position of at least 6 months total duration in March 2022 at a UK Higher Education Institution(HEI) or research institution.
  • Applicants must ensure that their institution agrees to receive the funding to its institutional bank accounts and will not be top slice it to cover institutional overheads.
  • Be in the position and be able to receive the award funding before 31 March 2022.
  • Account for the use of the awarded funds and complete the reporting process by  1 October 2022.
  • Consider themselves 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 permission from any grant holders currently providing project funding to apply for this award.
  • Commit to reporting on the outcomes of the award in the form of an informal “blogpost” and a formal summary of research progress at the end of the award.
  • Be able to prove that the applicant will be in a funded post-doctoral position of at least 6 months total duration in March 2022 at a UK Higher Education Institution(HEI) or research institution.
  • Applicants must ensure that their institution agrees to receive the funding to its institutional bank accounts and will not be top slice it to cover institutional overheads.
  • Be in the position and be able to receive the award funding before 31 March 2022.
  • Account for the use of the awarded funds and complete the reporting process by  1 October 2022.
  • Consider themselves 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 permission from any grant holders currently providing project funding to apply for this award.
  • Commit to reporting on the outcomes of the award in the form of an informal “blogpost” and a formal summary of research progress at the end of the award.

Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Deadline: December 14, 2021

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