Artificial Intelligence, Centres for Doctoral Training – results of outline call

Artificial Intelligence, Centres for Doctoral Training – results of outline call

In February 2018, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) invited outline proposals for 10 – 20 Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) to support research training relevant to Artificial Intelligence (AI). Bids were welcomed and encouraged from eligible institutions that addressed training needs in AI challenges across the breadth of AHRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, MRC, NERC, and STFC’s remits. This investment represents an exciting opportunity for highly multidisciplinary doctoral research training in an area of key importance to the UK.

UKRI received an excellent response to the outline call, with 84 proposals submitted from 48 institutions. The quality of the proposals submitted was high, requiring a rigorous and robust peer review process which was commended by the overall Panel Chair, Professor Sir Ian Diamond: “The standard of proposals received was extremely high and made the panel’s task both a pleasure and a challenge. I was particularly impressed with the dedication of the team that managed the process and the rigour with which the panel addressed the task. I am confident that the next stage will yield some inspiring research training centres.”

Further details on the full proposal stage can be found here: https://epsrc.ukri.org/funding/calls/aicdts2018full/

The AI CDT proposal process ran in parallel with EPSRC’s CDT call exercise, further details of the process and outcomes for this can be found here: https://epsrc.ukri.org/newsevents/news/cdt-resultsoutlinecall/ 

Next steps

Activity

Date

Deadline for full proposals

31 July 2018

Interview panels

Week commencing 5 November 2018

Funding awards

December 2018

New CDT cohort start date

2019/20 (Academic Year)