Seed-Corn Funding Opportunities

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

We are pleased to launch two calls for funding for seed-corn projects which 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.

For more information about the calls and the application process, you can listen to the information webinar that was held on Wednesday 29th January.  The webinar recording, including the presentation slides, is available here (please note that you will need the Adobe Connect desktop application installed to view this and your University of Exeter login details).

IDSAI Research Awards

Round 2 of the IDSAI Research Awards is now open for applications. Academic members of staff in Exeter may apply for up to 6 months (0.5fte) of an IDSAI Research Fellow.
This call requires two PIs, preferably from different disciplines, who should both be based at Exeter.

Deadline for applications: 17:00 Wednesday 4th March 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).

This is the second call for IDSAI Research Awards. We expect to issue calls twice annually.

IDSAI Research Awards Call Document and FAQs

Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants

The first call for Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants will support collaborations between Turing Fellows and Exeter researchers. Academic members of staff in Exeter may apply for fully-funded PDRA time (up to 6 months at 0.5FTE) to support a collaboration with a Turing Fellow, who may be either based in Exeter or elsewhere.

Deadline for applications: 17:00 Wednesday 4th March 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).

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

Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants Call Document and FAQs