Deadline: December 14, 2021

Applications are open for the Alan Turing Institute Post-Doctoral Enrichment Awards 2021. 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 postdoctoral activity throughout the UK with the aim of building the foundations for an engaged postdoctoral community working on topics related to data science and AI. The Turing’s PDEA scheme is designed to provide development opportunities in three key areas: learning new skills, collaboration, and developing research independence.

Benefits

The PDEA offers flexible funds to enable researchers to build on their current research, develop and grow activities related to the core aims of the scheme with support from the Turing community: 

  • £2,000 award for activity relating to the core aims of the scheme. 
  • Active participation in the 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 the Turing’s growing activity in the national skills and research space. 

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be able to prove that they will be in a funded post-doctoral position of at least six months total duration in March 2022 at a UK higher education institution or research institution.  
  • Applicants must ensure that their institution agrees to receive the funding to its institutional bank accounts and will not top slice it to cover institutional overheads. 
  • Applications should consider themselves as unestablished in their research career. For more senior post-docs 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. 
  • A commitment to report the outcomes of the award in the form of an informal blog post and a formal summary of research progress at the end of the award. 
  • Must 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 October 1, 2022. 

Application

Applications must be made through the online application form. Applicants should consider how they would best utilise the PDEA to support their current research and how they can contribute to Alan Turing Institute’s academic and broader community and engage with others. 

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For more information, visit Alan Turing Institute.

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