New scholarships to fund MPHil or PhD research students in Artificial Intelligence have been launched at the University of Warwick.
A half million pound donation by Warwick graduate and AI technology based entrepreneur Jonathan Feuer – matched with additional money from the University of Warwick – is funding the launch of the new Feuer International Scholarships in AI.
Based in Warwick’s Mathematical Sciences building, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with Warwick’s Turing Fellows and work alongside the world’s sharpest minds in data science and artificial intelligence at the Alan Turing Institute in London. They will have access to industry partners and mentoring, with the potential to explore investment opportunities for their projects.
Professor Stephen Jarvis, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor at the University and a member of the Alan Turing Institute said: “The Feuer International Scholarships in AI create an amazing opportunity for young people who want to excel in this field. The lucky recipients will have an incredible start to their career; generous funding, exciting research projects, the chance to engage with the Turing Institute, not to mention the prestige attached. We are very excited to launch the programme and are grateful to Jonathan for making it happen.”
It is hoped the scholarships will create a group of highly talented, world-leading researchers who will go on to have careers as research leaders in the field of AI. Their challenge will be to explore the world’s toughest problems and deliver research that impacts both theoretical and applied solutions.
Feuer graduated from Warwick in 1983 with a B.Sc. Degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, and Economics. Alongside his career in private equity he also co-founded Eigen Technologies, an AI company focussed on Natural Language Programming, where he is the Chairman.
“Now that I can give something back, I am delighted to fund this programme which I believe will help establish Warwick as a leading university in the field of Artificial Intelligence not just in the UK but also globally,” said Feuer.
The awards will be open to applicants from multiple disciplines, and will cover fees, a stipend and a travel and equipment allowance. Applications are now open for entry 2018/19 academic year and they close on 18th May 2018 – for more information visit the funding pages or download the brochure.