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Seed-Corn Funding Opportunities

IDSAI Research Awards and Exeter-Turing Pilot Grants

The IDSAI 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 Autumn 2021 call for applications is now open. 

IDSAI Research Awards

The calls for the Autumn 2021 round of project awards are now open.

The closing date for Expression of Interest is 24 October 2021. 

 

Round 5 of the IDSAI Research Awards is now open for applications. Academic members of staff 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.  Two IDSAI Research Awards are available in this round.
 
Deadline for expressions of interest is 24 October 2021, 17.00 - the process of awarding succesful applications will complete in December 2021 with projects stating in January 2022. 

Please submit your EoI to: IDSAI@exeter.ac.uk

The EoI should be approximately one A4 page and include the following information:

  • Project aims and potential for innovative, interdisciplinary data science/AI research  
  • Outline research methodology 
  • Data science/AI skills needed to complete the project (to enable us to match you with an appropriate IDSAI Research Fellow) 
  • Collaborators and what they will contribute (if appropriate)
  • Expected outputs 
  • Resources requested

An information webinar will be held on at 14:00 on Monday 4 October for those wishing to find out more or ask questions. Register to attend this webinar here.
 
Future rounds of both calls will be issued every six months.

 

Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants

The calls for the Autumn 2021 round of project awards are now open.

The closing date for Expression of Interest is 24 October 2021. 

Round 5 of the Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants s now open for applications. These 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. Four Exeter-Turing Pilot Research Grants are available in this round.

Applicants may submit applications to both calls simultaneously as long as the projects proposed are substantially different.
 
Deadline for expressions of interest is 24 October 2021, 17.00 - the process of awarding succesful applications will complete in December 2021 with projects stating in January 2022. 

Please submit your EoI to: IDSAI@exeter.ac.uk

The EoI should be approximately one A4 page and include the following information:

  • Project aims and potential for innovative, interdisciplinary data science/AI research  
  • Outline research methodology 
  • Data science/AI skills needed to complete the project (to enable us to match you with an appropriate IDSAI Research Fellow) 
  • Collaborators and what they will contribute (if appropriate)
  • Expected outputs 
  • Resources requested

An information webinar will be held on at 14:00 on Monday 4 October for those wishing to find out more or ask questions. Register to attend this webinar here.