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Institute of Applied Data Science



Turing Data Study Group April 2021 Programme

18 February 2021

Apply to attend The Turing next Data Study Group (12-30 April 2021)!

The Alan Turing Institute is inviting applications for the next Turing Data Study Group taking place in April.

Data Study Groups are intensive, collaborative hackathons which bring together organisations from industry, government, and the third sector, with talented multi-disciplinary researchers from academia. Organisations act as Challenge Owners, providing real-world problems to be tackled by researchers.

The events provide a fantastic opportunity for early career researchers to rapidly develop their data science skills using real-world data. The event also offers participants the chance to forge new networks for future research projects and build links within The Alan Turing Institute and industry. We encourage PhDs, postdocs, those with equivalent non-traditional qualifications/experience and other early career researchers to apply.

Please note that due to COVID-19 the Data Study Group will be run remotely over three weeks.

For full details of this format, including the time commitment involved, please read Turing's event page.

Applications are now open. Applications must be submitted via Flexi-Grant. If you have not done so already, you will need to create a basic Flexi-Grant account. It is quick and free to register. Please be aware you will be required to activate your account via email. If you have any questions regarding the application form or using the online system please email

Before applying, read our guidance on how to write a successful Data Study Group application.

Applications close on 4 March 2021 at 12:00 noon GMT.

The Alan Turing Institute recognises the under-representation that exists within data science. We are committed to increasing the representation of female, black and minority ethnic, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodiverse researchers in data science and especially welcome these applications. We believe the best solutions to challenges result when a diverse team work together to share and benefit from the different facets of their experience. You can review our equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) statement online.

The Alan Turing Institute is committed to supporting individual circumstances. Please email the Data Study Group team to discuss any adjustments you may require.

Find out more and apply