Alan Turing Fellowship: early academic career opportunities

The Alan Turing Institute opens fellowship opportunities.

Original Call


“This is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to join The Alan Turing Institute. The Alan Turing Institute (ATI) is the UK’s new national institute for data science, established to bring together world-leading expertise to provide leadership in the emerging field of data science. The Institute has been founded by the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL and Warwick and the EPSRC.

This is a targeted call, by which we intend to recruit researchers in subjects currently underrepresented by our fellowship cohort. Fellowships are available for 3 years with the potential for an additional 2 years of support following interim review. Fellows will pursue research based at the Institute hub in the British Library, London. Fellowships will be awarded to individual candidates and fellows will be employed by a joint venture partner university (Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, UCL or Warwick).

Key eligibility requirements: Successful candidates are expected to have i) a PhD in a relevant subject (or to have submitted their doctorate before taking up the post), ii) an excellent publication record and/or demonstrated excellent research potential such as via preprints, iii) a novel and challenging research agenda that will advance the strategic objectives of the Institute, and iv) leadership potential. Fellowships are open to all qualified applicants regardless of background.

This call is open to applicants with research proposals in the following areas:

  1. Computational social science and social data science (including for example sociology, political science, anthropology, geography, development studies, economics, public policy, management);
  2. Data science and ethics;
  3. Data science in the digital humanities, culture and heritage;
  4. Data science challenges in key sectors, including engineering systems, securing cyberspace, culture & media, smart cities, health & wellbeing, and online & distributed systems;
  5. All subfields of security and privacy (including for example applications to distributed ledger technologies and digital currencies)”
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