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UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents (SOCIAL)

Social AI CDT PhD Studentships: UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Socially Intelligent Artificial Agents

We invite applications for up to 14 fully funded four-year PhD studentships in Computing Science and Psychology with Integrated Study. This funding will cover fees and a tax-free stipend at the standard UKRI rates, subject to UKRI residency requirements.

Application Deadline: 21st April 2023 with interviews taking place in late May/early June 2023.

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The Social AI Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Glasgow offers fully funded four-year PhDs in Computing Science and Psychology with Integrated Study, aligned with 17 international industry partners, to train the next generation of experts in Artificial Social Intelligence.

Benefits of joining the programme

  • A unique first year training programme, including taught courses and cohort building events
  • A three-year research project supported by a generous conference/travel fund and further cohort building and training events
  • Opportunities to enhance research and professional skills through leadership programmes, outreach events, summer schools and student-led workshops
  • Internship opportunities with industry partners in the UK and overseas
  • Diverse future career paths in AI-driven interactive technologies across areas such as healthcare, education, law enforcement, and more

Applicants select from a list of specialised research projects, developed in tandem with the Social AI CDT’s industry collaborators and an interdisciplinary research team from across the University of Glasgow. The full list of available PhD projects is available on our projects page.

Funding and eligibility

Funding is available to cover the annual tuition fees for UK home applicants, as well as an annual stipend at the standard UKRI rate (currently £17,668 for 2022/23). To be classed as a home applicant, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a UK National (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have settled status, or
  • Have pre-settled status (meeting residency requirements), or
  • Have indefinite leave to remain or enter.

As per UKRI funding guidelines, up to 30% of studentships may be awarded to international applicants who do not meet the UK home status requirements. Funding for successful international students will match that of home students and no international top-up fees will be payable.

Applicants must have or expect to obtain the equivalent of a 1st or 2:1 degree in any subject relevant to the CDT including, but not limited to, computing science, psychology, linguistics, mathematics, sociology, engineering, physics, etc.

Equality, diversity and inclusion

The CDT champions EDI, believing that this is the way to increase research productivity and quality and to enhance societal and economic impact. Likewise, the University of Glasgow and our external partners are fully committed to EDI principles

We offer funding to support applications from under-represented backgrounds, childcare support for conference attendance, flexible working for carers and promote a work-life balance.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through the University of Glasgow online application system. Please read through application instructions here. You will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, two references and your transcript/degree certificate(s), and to select three projects you would like to apply for. For full details, please visit our website here.

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