Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarship for Students in UK 2020 Update

Filed in Scholarships Update by on August 19, 2020

Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarship for Students in UK 2020 Update.

Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarship: Applications are currently invited from suitably qualify candidates for Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarship for Home/EU or Overseas Students in UK 2020.

Deadline for Submitting of applications for this scholarship is indicated below. Continue Reading.

Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarship

Applications are invited for Future of Humanity Institute Scholarships for DPhil students starting at the University of Oxford. Scholarships will be awarded to Home/EU or overseas students.

The goal is to choose the very best students and support them as they begin work on some of the greatest challenges the human race faces.

FHI is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. Academics at FHI bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy, social sciences, and science to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: Application Closed.
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue DPhil programme.
  • Study Subject: Candidates will be considered from a range of disciplines, including computer science, economics, international relations, mathematics, philosophy, and public policy. Please see here for the list of eligible courses: Eligible programmes (FHI scholarship).
  • Scholarship Award: You will receive:
  1. Fully paid University fees
  2. A generous grant for living expenses of at least £19,000 per year
  3. Desk space in the Future of Humanity Institute’s office, which is shared with the Global Priorities Institute and Centre for Effective Altruism
  4. Access to regular seminars and working groups, including those run under FHI’s Research Scholars Programme
  5. Mentorship and support from FHI’s researchers including Dr Owen Cotton-Barratt, the co-ordinator of the scholarship programme
  6. The opportunity to network with world-leading researchers and to participate in social occasions and lively lectures held at FHI

The scholarship will be awarded for the duration of your course, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

  • Nationality: Scholarships will be awarded to Home/EU or overseas students.
  • Number of Scholarships: The University will be awarding up to 8 scholarships for scholars whose research aims to answer crucial questions for improving the long-term prospects of humanity.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarships will be awarded to Home/EU or overseas students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

To be eligible for a Future of Humanity Institute scholarship you must be starting a full- or part- time DPhil programme in the 2020/2021 academic year in a relevant discipline. You can be either a Home/EU or an overseas student. Your supervisor does not need to be attached to the Future of Humanity Institute.

FHI is an interdisciplinary institute. To be eligible for the scholarship your research should be aimed at answering crucial questions for humanity through the lens of any of 70 eligible programmes. The eligible programmes are across all divisions of the University: Humanities, MPLS, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. They include computer science, engineering, neuroscience, mathematics, philosophy, history, public policy, international relations, sociology, law, and economics. You can download the full list of eligible programmes on this page.

There will be a weak preference for candidates working in existing FHI research areas of: global priorities research and macrostrategy; AI strategy; AI safety; and reducing catastrophic risks from biotechnology.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: There is no separate application process for this scholarship at the initial stages.

You must submit your application for your chosen course by the relevant deadline, no later than January 25th 2019. You do not need to mention your interest in FHI’s scholarship programme in your course application. You can register your interest HERE if you would like us to actively ask your department whether recommendation is appropriate. You do not need to mention your interest in FHI’s scholarship programme in your course application.

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