The Alan Turing Institute Doctoral Scholarship

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The Alan Turing Institute and the University of Birmingham offer a number of places each year to motivated graduate students to complete a fully funded PhD. 

The Alan Turing Institute Doctoral Scholarship

The Turing doctoral studentship scheme combines the strengths and expertise of world-class universities with the Turing’s unique position as the UK’s national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, to offer an exceptional PhD programme.

Turing doctoral students spend approximately half of their time based at the Institute headquarters at the British Library in London. They will apply and register for their doctorate at the University of Birmingham, where they will spend the remainder of their time. Students will be supervised by faculty from the University of Birmingham who are also Fellows of the Institute or substantively engaged with it.

Scholarship value and duration

To support students the Turing offers a generous tax-free stipend of £20,500 per annum, a travel allowance and conference fund, and tuition fees for a period of 3.5 years.

Why apply?

The Turing PhD programme offers all the benefits of completing a PhD at a world-class university, as well as a unique opportunity to study in a collaborative research space.

Studying at The Alan Turing Institute offers students a unique opportunity to undertake a data science focused PhD in a multidisciplinary environment where more than 400 researchers from different disciplines work side-by-side. Studentships at the Turing support graduates to enrich their research through interdisciplinary engagement with the wider data science and artificial intelligence communities and the world at large.

Person specification

There is no standard Turing student. The Institute welcomes highly talented and proactive graduates who are significantly engaged in any of the topics core to data science and artificial intelligence and who are interested in engaging with the ethos of the Institute.

Participating in The Alan Turing Institute studentship scheme offers the opportunity to collaborate with academics and other students from a broad range of disciplines. The Institute is looking for students who will embrace the opportunity to enrich their research and broaden their learning through their time there. To this end, students must be willing to be based for at least half of their study at the Institute headquarters in London. Applications from a broad range of academic disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged, especially those whose research spans multiple disciplines and applications.

How to apply

Students should apply through the University of Birmingham. All applications should be made to the PhD Alan Turing Institute programme. In your application you should identify the supervisor of the project and the project title that you are applying for. We will complete an initial assessment of your application and will refer selected candidates to the Institute in early February 2019. If successful, you will then be invited to attend a further interview at The Alan Turing Institute.

Find out more: turing.ac.uk

Search our projects and apply

 Projects for 2019 entry are available below. The deadline for submitting an application is Tuesday 22 January 2019.