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University of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarships in UK, 2019

Applications are invited for University of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarships in UK. Applications are open for Home/EU or International students to pursue DPhil programme in the 2019-2020 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 25 January 2019
Study in : UK
Providers : University of Oxford
Course Level : DPhil programme
Field of Study : 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).

Benefits of University of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarships:

  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 coordinator 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.

Eligibility for University of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarships:

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 2019/2020 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 macro strategy; AI strategy; AI safety; and reducing catastrophic risks from biotechnology.

English Language Requirements for University of Oxford Future of Humanity Institute DPhil Scholarships: 

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.

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