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Turing Fellowship Scheme and Turing Sponsored Projects 2018

last modified Apr 03, 2018 10:26 AM
Applications are invited for the Alan Turing Institute Turing Fellowship Scheme and for Turing Sponsored Projects. Applicants may apply for either or both schemes until the deadline on 23 April.

The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national Institute for Data Science, is seeking to grow its research community and activities.

To this end, the Institute is inviting the submission of applications for Turing Fellowships and Turing sponsored projects (supported by Institute core funds) in support of the Institute’s scientific aims and objectives. 

Summaries of both calls are provided below and full details, including how to apply, can be downloaded here.

Applications for both schemes should be submitted to by 23 April 2018.


Turing Fellowship Scheme

The purpose of the Turing Fellowship Scheme is to allow University academic staff to spend time at the Institute, increase their interaction with colleagues in related disciplines and at other universities, initiate research through new collaborations and partnerships and help set the research agenda for the Institute.

The normal tenure of a Turing Fellow is one to two years. Fellowships supported through this mechanism provide access to the Institute, its facilities and resources, and support for travel and subsistence costs to spend time at the Institute. Applicants may request a 5%FTE ‘buy-out’ to support spending 5% or more of their time in residence at the Turing Institute conducting research and participating in Turing activities. Current Turing Fellows whose Fellowship will end before December 2018 may apply to this call for an extension to their Fellowship


Turing Sponsored Projects

This is a new Institute scheme for 2018 designed to identify and support collaborative research projects within the Institute’s university network. Projects may range in size (see the appendix to the document attached for details) and are all expected to include:

  • cross-university collaboration
  • cross-disciplinary research
  • research objectives which address a societal problem or Turing challenge area 
  • scholarly excellence which will make a significant, original contribution to relevant field(s)
  • a level of ambition and scale befitting a national institute
  • the potential to ensure continuity of the work through external support.

The Turing research facilitation team will work with the PIs of all successful projects to identify additional opportunities for collaboration with other academic and non-academic partners through the Institute.

Applications for both schemes should be submitted to by 23 April 2018.

Application details can be downloaded here.

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