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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. In 2019 the scholarship attracted around 200 applications from 45 countries and has attracted applicants from the most prestigious institutions in the world (including Yale, Cambridge, Oxford, and MIT).

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.

Applications for 2019 entry are now closed. The application process will reopen for 2020 entry later this year.

What are the timescales for 2020 entry?

The timescales below are indicative and will be confirmed when the application process reopens for 2020 entry later this year.

  • Open for Applications: To be confirmed
  • Closing Date: 31 January 2020
  • Stage 1 Decisions: March 2020
  • Interviews: March 2020
  • Decisions: late March 2020

What is the application process?

The application process is in five stages:

Stage 1. Submit an Expression of Interest via the online application form. 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. Successful applicants will enrol and start their Feuer International Scholarship in AI in October of the year of entry.

The First Feuer International Scholar in Artificial Intelligence

AparajitaAparajita Haldar

Aparajita graduated with a dual degree of BE in Computer Science and MSc in Mathematics from BITS Pilani, Goa, India in 2018. During this degree programme she also spent one year away completing her two undergraduate thesis projects, the first with Imperial College London and Maxeler Technologies London, and the second at Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, Aparajita is a PhD student with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick. Her research is generously supported by the Feuer International Scholarship in AI, and the work is being carried out alongside the EPSRC CDT in Urban Science group. She is working with Prof. Hakan Ferhatosmanoglu as her primary supervisor.

Her key research interests are in the field of artificial intelligence. In particular, she is interested in language understanding and common-sense reasoning techniques applied in various text domains.

Aparajita Haldar
PhD Computer Science