Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics - CCNR

be.AI - How to Apply

There are three intakes for be.AI, in the autumns of 2021, 2022 and 2023. Application deadlines are in late January with interviews in February. The applications for 2021 are currently open with deadline 31 January 2021 23:59.

Applicants should have/expect to have at least a 2:1 undergraduate honours degree or equivalent. A master's degree in a relevant discipline is strongly desirable and a willingness to participate in interdisciplinary training and seminars relating to be.AI is required. Some more details about eligibility, funding levels and the timeline are in the University Advert.

Candidates should develop a detailed project proposal. This can be done either by developing ONE of the pre-specified proposals, or by developing a proposal of their own (potentially from - but not limited to - this pool of supervisors), linked to the themes:

  • be.AI rooted in the understanding gained from biological systems
  • biomimetic AI
  • embodied AI
  • be.AI applications to robotics and hybrid systems
  • consciousness and be.AI
  • ethical AI
  • be.AI to understand human behaviour
  • be.AI in music
  • philosophy of be.AI

Guidance on writing a proposal is given here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/apply/tips-research-degrees/research-proposal

You then need to apply online to the PhD course linked to the department of your chosen supervisor (e.g. Informatics, Engineering, Life Sciences) and enter “Leverhulme” in the sources of funding box. Candidates are encouraged to also apply for other sources of funding and should note that these may have earlier deadlines.

Please attach your project proposal, your CV, and any other requested information to your application, e.g. degree certificates and transcripts and English language qualifications. You will also need to complete the Leverhulme funding application. This must be returned to leverhulme@sussex.ac.uk

For enquiries related to your project research contact the supervisor. For enquiries related to the application process please contact leverhulme@sussex.ac.uk .

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