Studentships in Application & Implications of Artificial Intelligence

The ESRC via the London Interdisciplinary Social Science DTP are inviting applications that address the priority theme of applications and implications of Artificial Intelligence (AIAI). Further information on this priority can be found in Annex I of the guidance on the UKRI CDT call; a number of the themes speak directly to the social sciences:  The ERSC have a total of seven studentships to award and each DTP is permitted to submit a maximum of two applications.

Whilst the primary research area must be within the social sciences, we encourage inter/multidisciplinary working both within and beyond the social sciences, as long as at least 50% of the proposed programme of research is within ESRC remit. Please refer to the list of research areas that fall within ESRC remit ( funding/discipline-classifications) for further information.

Whilst it is not mandatory for these studentships to involve business or industry project partners ESRC are strongly encouraging their participation.

Please note that these awards are for new studentships, they cannot be used to fund projects already underway.



The LISS DTP is permitted to submit a maximum of two applications to the ESRC for these studentships.  In order to apply for these studentships, please submit the proforma to by Thursday 12 April 2018. An internal LISS DTP Selection Panel will review and select the two applications to be submitted. Applicants are advised to relate their proposal to one of the LISS DTP Pathways.

The applications will be assessed by a specially convened ESRC panel and, if successful, the DTP/CDT can recruit a student to start in October 2018. As with all studentships, ESRC expects that recruitment to this award will be through an open and transparent process.

If you have any questions, please contact LISS DTP.




ESRC AI Timeline 2018

Assessment Criteria & Application Form


Assessment Criteria [Doc] [PDF]

Application Form [Doc] [PDF]