Facilitating world-class research
The EPSRC, on behalf of UKRI, has launched the Turing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Acceleration Fellowships in partnership with the Alan Turing Institute; the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); and the Office for Artificial Intelligence.
Oxford can submit a total of four (4) applications to the outline proposal phase.
The Turing AI Acceleration Fellowships are intended to accelerate the careers of high potential researchers towards a world leading position by the end of their fellowship and invest in a new generation of AI research. This call has particular emphasis on:
Full scheme details can be found on UKRI's website.
The budget for these Fellowships is up to £15m over five years and it is anticipated that between 10 and 15 Fellowships will be awarded. Due to the emphasis of these awards on cross-sector collaboration, significant leverage (cash or in-kind investment) is expected from project partners.
Fellowships can be used to cover 0.5-1 FTE of the Fellow’s salary, an interdisciplinary research group and related activities. Support for studentships is not permitted.
A maximum of four (4) expressions of interest should be submitted per department.
Candidates should upload the following documentation as a single PDF on IRAMS:
Guidelines on the above documentation are detailed on the UKRI website.
* Please note that successful applicants from the internal bids process will be able to submit up to four sides of A4 to the EPSRC.
Proposals will be considered by a cross-divisional panel of academics. The decision of the panel is final.
For queries on the internal coordinated process, contact Kathleen Dolan.
Internal coordinated bid deadline
noon, 20 January 2020
Outcomes of internal panel communicated
no later than 4 February 2020
EPSRC outline proposal deadline
4pm, 18 February 2020*
Outline proposal decisions
early April 2020
Full proposal submission deadline
21 May 2020
early September 2020
Offers to successful candidates
late September 2020