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Feuer International Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

The Feuer International Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence (MPhil/PhD) is prestigious and highly competitive.

It is funded by successful Warwick alumnus Jonathan Feuer, and was 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.

If you are awarded a Feuer Scholarship for your PhD fees and stipend, you will have the chance to work alongside Warwick’s Turing fellows and with world-leading academics and experts at the Alan Turing Institute in London.

You will also have access to industry partners, mentoring and potential investment opportunities.

What is funded on the Artificial Intelligence Scholarship?

The Feuer International Scholarships in AI offer a generous funding package which includes;

  • Full MPhil/PhD tuition fees for 3 years (home/EU or overseas)
  • Stipend at RCUK rate plus a top up of £2,000 per annum (£14,777 + £2,000 in 2018/19)
  • Support for travel, equipment and research

Applying for the Feuer International Artificial Intelligence Scholarship
 
What are we looking for?

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.

Two full MPhil/PhD scholarships are available for October 2018 entry. The application process will be repeated for two further intakes in October 2019 and October 2020. Applications for 2018 entry closed on 18 May 2018 and it is expected that the application process for October 2019 entry will open in early Autumn 2018.

What are the timescales for 2018 entry?

Please note that the deadline for submitting expressions of interest for 2018 entry has now passed. Decisions are expected in early June, when applicants will receive email notification of the stage 1 outcome (see below for more details about the application process).

  • Open for Applications: CLOSED
  • Closing Date: CLOSED
  • Stage 1 Decisions: June 2018
  • Interviews: June 2018
  • Decisions: late June 2018

What is the application process?

The application process is in five stages:

Stage 1. Submit an Expression of Interest via the online application form (currently closed until Autumn 2018). You will need to provide a CV and supporting statement (of no more than 1000 words) which can be uploaded to support the application. IMPORTANT: Please ensure that the supporting 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 we have reviewed the 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 will need to accept your scholarship and your place at Warwick, and successfully complete the enrolment process.

Stage 5. In October, two successful applicants will enrol and start their Feuer International Scholarship in AI.