This is a funding opportunity for researchers with a high international standing who are looking to make an impact in the field of AI in the UK.
As an applicant, you should be able to:
- demonstrate international standing in your area
- show potential for adding value to the UK AI leadership landscape
- build new capability and capacity in AI within the UK.
We encourage applications if you:
- are currently employed in any sector, including academia, business, government or the third sector
- are a UK-based or international researcher
- have taken a non-standard career path after completing your primary degree.
One of the objectives of the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowships is to enable mixed positions and flexible movement across sectors. As such, cross-sector working is encouraged. However, fellows must be employed by the eligible host organisation for the time committed to the fellowship.
We are seeking to support a cohort of fellows that includes both international recruits and researchers currently based in the UK.
If you are a UK-based applicant, you should be able to explain how the fellowship will:
- help retain you in the UK
- be used to build new AI capability and capacity.
There are no standardised eligibility criteria for this fellowship due to the diversity of career paths in AI.
If you are employed part-time, you can apply for the fellowship to be held part-time. However, these fellowships have a maximum duration of five years and cannot be extended pro rata.
Eligible host organisations
The time dedicated to the fellowship should be hosted by an eligible organisation within the UK. EPSRC is leading this funding opportunity on behalf of UKRI, and therefore the standard EPSRC organisational eligibility requirements apply.
Businesses are not eligible to be host organisations but may be project partners on the application.
EPSRC does not accept resubmission of proposals.
If you apply to this funding opportunity and are unsuccessful, this would be classed as a first submission under the EPSRC resubmissions policy. You would not then be able to subsequently submit the same fellowship proposal to the EPSRC open fellowship scheme.
Similarly, proposals previously submitted to other fellowship schemes, including previous Turing AI Fellowship funding opportunities, will be counted as a resubmission and office rejected.
See the EPSRC policy on resubmissions.