Seed-Corn Funding Opportunities

Second wave of IDSAI Research Awards and new funding for seed-corn projects involving Turing Fellows

The IDSAI expect to issue calls twice annually for funding for seed-corn projects.  The awards provide fully-funded time of a postdoctoral researcher to support early-phase development of ideas for innovative, interdisciplinary data science and AI research.  For more information please select one of the buttons below.  The next call for applications is expected in autumn 2020.

IDSAI Research Awards

The second round of IDSAI Research Awards is now closed for applications. The call for the next round of applications is expected in autumn 2020.  

Deadline for applications: the next call for funding is exptected to open in autumn 2020

IDSAI Research Awards aim to support early-phase development of ideas for innovative, interdisciplinary data science and AI research across Exeter. Academic members of staff from all Colleges are invited to apply for the time of an IDSAI Research Fellow to work with them on a pilot research project.

It is expected that by the end of an IDSAI Research Award the recipients will have generated new pilot data to underpin future applications for funding or which will provide the foundations for research publication(s).

We expect to issue calls twice annually.

Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants

The first call for Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants is now closed.  The next call is expected to open in autumn 2020.

Deadline for applications: next call for applications expected to open in autumn 2020.

Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants provide fully-funded time of a postdoctoral researcher to support early-phase development of ideas for innovative, interdisciplinary data science and AI research aligned to the mission of the Alan Turing Institute.

By building collaborations between academic researchers and Turing Fellows, these awards aim to broaden engagement with the Alan Turing Institute across campus. Exeter hosts 25 Turing Fellows but applications involving collaboration with Turing Fellows based outside of Exeter will also be considered.

It is expected that, by the end of an Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grant, the recipients will have generated new pilot data or algorithms to underpin future applications for funding or which will provide the foundations for research publication(s).

The first call for Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants is now closed. In the future we expect to issue calls twice annually.‌