Fellowship and Scholar Competition – The Turing Centenary Research Project


Research Fellowship and Scholar Competition
Submission deadline – December 16, 2011


More than any other figure, Turing has left a coherent scientific agenda
related to many of the ‘Big Questions’ concerning the relationship between
the human mind, mechanism in nature, and the mathematics required to
clarify and answer these questions. The very breadth and fundamental
nature of Turing’s impact makes the centenary celebration a hugely
opportune period in which to reassert the role of basic thinking in
relation to deep and intractable problems facing science.



‘The Turing Centenary Research Project – Mind, Mechanism and Mathematics’,
supported by a major grant from the John Templeton Foundation, arises from
the above-mentioned scientific agenda, and is aimed at researchers still
within ten years of receiving their Ph.D. The participants in the research
project will be the winners of the ‘Mind, Mechanism and Mathematics’
competition, designed to provide significant funding support for eight
young researchers. Five of the winners will become JTF ‘Turing Research
Fellows’ with an award of 75,000 UK pounds each; and awards of 45,000 UK
pounds will be for JTF ‘Turing Research Scholars’ in the 16 to 25



The competition is organised in conjunction with the Turing Centenary
Celebration, to be held June 22-25, 2012, at the Manchester City Hall and
the University of Manchester. The award winners will be duly honoured on
the June 23, 2012 centenary of Turing’s birth.

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