Enrichment Scheme for Phd Students

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We are pleased to invite applications to the 2021-22 Enrichment scheme.

Now entering its sixth year, the scheme offers students currently enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university the opportunity to undertake a 6, 9 or 12-month placement at the Turing or at one of the two new locations in the scheme. For the first time this year we are partnering with the Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol and the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds to offer an exciting new opportunity for Enrichment students to engage with an even more diverse community of researchers located in three key areas in the country.

The Enrichment scheme has been designed to give doctoral students the opportunity to enhance, refresh, and broaden their research by accessing the facilities and opportunities available at The Alan Turing Institute and its partners.

Who are we looking for?

We welcome applications from students who will embrace the opportunity to enrich their own research through the Turing environment. We encourage applications from a broad range of academic disciplines and backgrounds, especially those whose research spans multiple disciplines and applications and aligns with the Institute’s research areas.

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for the scheme.

  • Students must be registered on a doctoral programme at a UK university and have the support of their university to study away for the duration of the placement
  • Students must be in the “active research phase”
  • The student’s supervisor must support their application and be willing to continue supervising them while taking part in the scheme
  • Students must hold a valid Right to Study in the UK

What can we offer?

During the placement, Enrichment students have the opportunity to collaborate, learn and apply new methodologies, develop research independence and examine the ethical issues in their projects.

As part of the scheme we offer several benefits:

  • Stipend top up to bring the student’s existing annual stipend in line with Turing stipend (expected maximum £6,700 in London and £5,200 in Bristol and Leeds) and/or travel
  • Full induction to the Turing community and access to training throughout the year
  • Access to shared workspace in your Enrichment location (British Library, Jean Golding Institute, Leeds Institute for Data Analytics)
  • Ability to apply for an Enrichment Conference Fund Award of up to £400 to present on research undertaken while on the scheme
  • Ability to apply for an Enrichment Access Fund which provides financial support to students with a disability, additional need or caring responsibilities
  • Access to a range of events, seminars, reading groups, and workshops delivered by leaders in research, government, and industry
  • Opportunities to collaborate on Turing research projects
  • High spec laptop for the duration of your placement and support from our dedicated Research Engineering Team (local provision in Bristol and Leeds available)
  • Opportunity to apply for Microsoft Azure cloud credits and other research resources.

How do I apply?

Before applying we recommend students read through the Call Document and FAQs which can be found on our website.

To submit an application, please apply through our online form.

Applications close 2nd February 2021 at 12.00 pm GMT.

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to championing equality, diversity, and inclusion. If you have questions about the scheme or require adjustments to the application process, please contact our team on academic-recruitment@turing.ac.uk or on +44 (0) 203 862 3360.

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