The Alan Turing Institute PhD Student Enrichment Scheme

Applications are now open to join The Alan Turing Institute PhD Student Enrichment Scheme.

The Scheme is designed to give students undertaking a PhD the opportunity to support and enhance their current research by accessing the facilities and opportunities available at The Alan Turing Institute and its partners. Students usually join in their second or third years of a typical doctorate to further the work they are undertaking for their research project and support the completion of the PhD.

About the Enrichment scheme

Two awards are available for the 2022-23 academic year, the Enrichment Community Award and the Enrichment Placement Award.

Enrichment Community Award

The Community Award will provide access to the Turing’s online community and resources, as well as a flexible grant to undertake research activity. Up to 50 awards of £1,500 will be offered that will become active in October 2022.

Enrichment Placement Award

The Placement Award offers candidates the opportunity to undertake a 6- or 9-month placement at the Turing HQ in London. This award carries an expectation that holders will engage in person at the office for a minimum of 3 days/week. All Placement Award holders will join our online network and will also automatically receive a Community Award.

Up to 40 awards will be offered and will become active in October 2022 or January 2023 at the candidate’s choice. The award will provide a stipend uplift of £450 per month to facilitate relocating or commuting to the Turing HQ.

Although the primary location for Placement Awards will be the Institute HQ in London, it will be possible for placements to be undertaken (in whole or part) at two of the Turing’s university partners: The Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol or the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds. Please see the FAQs for more information.

Further benefits of the Enrichment scheme include

  • Full induction to the Turing community and access to training throughout the year.
  • Access to a range of events, seminars, reading groups, and workshops delivered by leaders in research, government, and industry – see a selection of what is happening at the Institute on the events pages.
  • Opportunities to collaborate on Turing research projects.
  • High spec laptop for the duration of your placement and access to the Turing offices in the British Library (Placement Awards only)
  • Ability to apply for Turing computing resource including Azure cloud credits and support from our dedicated Research Engineering Group.

 You can find out more about the support available for Enrichment students here.

Who can apply?

There is no typical Enrichment student. Applications are welcome from students who will embrace the opportunity to enrich their own research through the Turing environment. We encourage applications from a broad range of academic disciplines and backgrounds, especially those whose research spans multiple disciplines and applications and aligns with the Institute’s research areas. Students should consider how they would best utilise the Enrichment scheme to support their current research and contribute to their doctoral work. You can see examples of the research our Enrichment students have conducted and what they got out of their placements in our yearbooks from our 2018/19 and 2019/20 cohorts.

Students will remain enrolled at the University during the Enrichment scheme and must have the support of their supervisor.

Potential applicants should review the Call Document for full eligibility and assessment criteria before preparing their application. Reading Turing’s FAQs is also recommend.

Applications and deadline

Applications for the 2022 Enrichment scheme close on 23 February 2022 12pm (noon) GMT.

For full details, including how to apply, please visit the Engagement Scheme page on Turing’s website.

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to championing equality, diversity, and inclusion. If you have questions about the Enrichment scheme or require any adjustments to the application process please contact our team on or on 0203 862 3578.

For more information about how applicants' data are processed, please see Turing's transparency notice.