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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

FELLOWSHIPS: 'The Turing Centenary Research Project'

The Turing Centenary Research Project: MIND, MECHANISM AND MATHEMATICS

Turing Centenary Research Fellowship and Scholar Competition

An important part of the Turing Centenary celebrations will be the Turing Centenary Fellowship 
Competition, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. The intention is to support the research of 
eight young researchers, over 3 years, commencing in July 2012. For more details see:

The competition is organised in conjunction with the major Turing Centenary Conference to be held 
June 22-25, 2012, at the Manchester City Hall and the University of Manchester, funded by the JTF 
as part of the same project, and organised by Professors Andrei Voronkov and Matthias Baaz.

The research fellowship prize programme will offer, over 3 years:

   . three 'young scholar' fellowships of £45,000
   . five post-doctoral fellowships of £75,000

The judging of the competion will be carried out by a Board of Jurors, chaired by Professor S Barry
Cooper of the University of Leeds. The jury will be composed of twelve internationally renowned 
researchers, three for each of the four Turing related research themes (as described at the webpage).

The provisional deadline for the submission of proposals is December 16, 2011. The award winners 
will be duly honoured on the June 23, 2012 centenary of Turing's birth, during the Manchester 

Further details, including the fellowships' provisional timeline, can be found at:

The submission process will be via the competion EasyChair webpage, which will be online later 
in April, 2011. The opening of the submission page will be notified via a formal Call for proposals
giving further details of the application process.

S Barry Cooper
Chair, Board of Jurors