The Award of Turing Fellowships and Scholarships
The Turing Centenary Conference in Manchester will see the beginning of the 3-year Turing Centenary Research Project - Mind, Mechanism and Mathematics, also funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
As part of the Alan Turing Year, proposals are invited for:
- Five Turing Research Fellowships for researchers no more than 10 years from the award of a PhD relevant to their proposed research, value £75,000 each, and
- Three Turing Scholarships for gifted younger researchers of age up to 25 years old, value £45,000 each over the three years.
Each Award may be held at a location of the winner's choice, and may be held as a valuable supplement to other funding.
The Research Project will address a number of major questions related to the Turing legacy, and are listed at the Turing Centenary Research Project webpage under four main headings:
- The Mathematics of Emergence: The Mysteries of Morphogenesis
- Possibility of Building a Brain: Intelligent Machines, Practice and Theory
- Nature of Information: Complexity, Randomness, Hiddenness of Information
- How should we compute? New Models of Logic and Computation.
||December 16, 2011
||March 31, 2012
||Turing Centenary day, June 23, 2012
|Commencement of the research project
||July 1, 2012
|Completion of the research project
||June 30, 2015
Winners will be expected to attend the award ceremony at the Turing Centenary Conference in Manchester, 22 - 25 June, 2012.
The members of the Competition Judging Panel are:
- Samson Abramsky (Oxford)
- Manindra Agrawal (Kanpur)
- Eric Allender (Rutgers)
- Luca Cardelli (Microsoft Research, Cambridge)
- Rodney Downey (Wellington)
- Luciano Floridi (Oxford/Hertfordshire)
- Barbara Grosz (Harvard)
- Stuart Kauffman (Vermont/Santa Fe)
- Cris Moore (New Mexico/Santa Fe)
- Gordon Plotkin (Edinburgh)
- Aaron Sloman (Birmingham)
- Robert I. Soare (Chicago)