The University of Warwick’s Department of Computer Science invites applications from outstanding PhD applicants for up to three fully-funded 3.5-year PhD studentships covering full fees plus stipend and travel/equipment allowance, to focus on the use of Artificial Intelligence.
Title: Feuer International Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence
Funding: Full tuition fees (Home/EU or Overseas); stipend of approx. £17,000; support for travel, equipment and research
Start Date: October 2020
Funding Duration: 3.5 years
Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are a core part of Warwick’s expertise, with research in these areas thriving across all of the faculties. Big data cuts across disciplines and the use of large data sets enables inter-disciplinarity. Collaborative research is taking place across the departments of computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering, psychology, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Warwick Business School and Warwick Medical School.
The Feuer International Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence are prestigious and highly competitive MPhil/PhD scholarships. Funded by successful Warwick alumnus Jonathan Feuer, they were established to create a group of extremely talented, academically brilliant, world-leading young researchers who will go on to have careers in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
Applications are welcomed from outstanding PhD applicants, and the Feuer International Artificial Intelligence scholarships are open to home, EU and international applicants.
We are looking for students with aspiration as well as intellectual aptitude. You should possess an innovative approach to problem solving, well developed technical skills, a willingness to work in a cross-disciplinary training and research setting.
It is important that you are open to learning new skills, which might be outside the field of your undergraduate and/or Masters degree. You should have, or be about to graduate with a first class BSc Honours degree or international equivalent. Ideally you will also possess, or be about to be awarded a Master’s level degree.
Up to 3 full MPhil/PhD scholarships are available for October 2020 entry. The application process may be repeated if funding allows.
The application process is a staged process:
Stage 1: Submit an Expression of Interest via the online application form. You will need a CV and supporting statement (of no more than 1000 words) which can be uploaded to support your application.
IMPORTANT: Please ensure that your statement indicates how your background and interests align with the field of Artificial Intelligence, and which areas of Artificial Intelligence you are most interested in pursuing.
Stage 2: After reviewing your stage 1 application submission, you may be invited to submit a full MPhil/PhD application. This will be online via the main Warwick postgraduate application portal.
Stage 3: If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to a scholarship interview with the Department and the donor, Jonathan Feuer. This interview may be over video link if you are based overseas.
Stage 4: If you are offered the scholarship, you need to accept your scholarship and your place at Warwick, and successfully complete the enrolment process.
Stage 5: In October 2020 up to 3 successful scholars will join the initial intake to the Feuer International Scholarships in AI scheme.
Further information on the scholarships can be found here.