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The IPR Policy Fellowship Programme: Artificial Intelligence

Develop your professional knowledge of AI, data science, policy, and ethics by engaging with world-class academics at the University of Bath.

About the programme

Explore your professional policy questions and challenges.

Designed for senior policymakers and decision-makers from government and the third sector, the IPR Policy Fellowship Programme: Artificial Intelligence offers you the opportunity to explore the policy questions, or challenges, you are looking to address in your professional role.

The programme is structured around tailored virtual or in-person meetings with selected academic experts who are researching and working in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), data science, coding, machine learning, policy, and ethics.

The University’s interdisciplinary expertise provides perspectives which can inform key areas of policy, including, smart technologies, robotics, human computer interactions, machine learning, big data, the ethics of the application of AI to common public sector issues such as equality and non-discrimination in decision-making and healthcare technologies. In addition, our post-graduate provision trains and develops people for the future of AI skills and knowledge in the UK.

Engaging with academics across the University will inspire you with new ideas and perspectives. In this way the Policy Fellowship Programme drives innovation, helping you apply new tools, models and frameworks to improve the ways in which policy is developed and delivered.

Why choose Bath?

Access cutting-edge research and expertise, and join a global policy network.

The University of Bath is a leading UK university in artificial intelligence (AI), data science, coding, machine learning, and public policy with more than 70 people working in and developing research across these areas. In addition, the university runs a leading Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI.

Our AI ecosystem brings together fundamental discovery-led research and training in AI, machine learning and data science, with academics from science, engineering, mathematics, political science, social policy, psychology, health and management who are leading breakthroughs across a wide range of application domains.

Our Policy Fellowship Programme: Artificial Intelligence is free-of-charge, and our team will be able to facilitate future meetings, networking or collaborations with our academic experts, following your initial Fellowship meetings.

In choosing Bath, you will also gain access to our Library resources, which includes online access to journals, and join an active, global policy alumni network with invitations to our exclusive networking events and webinar series.

What you can expect from the programme

Making sure the programme works for you.

Tailoring your Policy Fellowship experience

To ensure the programme works for you, we will have an initial discussion with you in advance of your visit, about your areas of interest and motivations for taking part. We will ask you to prepare between six and eight policy questions around which you would like to focus your discussions. We will also ask for a biography to outline your background and current professional role.

Individual or group meetings

You are welcome to apply to our programme as an individual. You may also apply as a group cohort if you are from the same department or organisation and you would like to explore the same questions.

What to expect

Using your questions, or your choice of area of Bath expertise, as a framework, we will arrange a series of 40-60 minute virtual or in-person meetings with academics whose work is relevant to your policy area. Not all the people you meet with will be working directly in your area, or able to give specific answers to your questions. They will all, however, be able to engage in a thought-provoking discussion which will stimulate your, and their, thinking.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for The IPR Policy Fellowship Programme: Artificial Intelligence.

To apply, please e-mail us the following details:

  • Current professional role
  • Reasons for applying for the Fellowship
  • Questions to be explored through the Fellowship, or area of interest
  • Availability for visiting Bath
  • A short biography

If you are a member of staff at the University of Bath and wish to participate in our Policy Fellowship Programme: Artificial Intelligence, please e-mail Amy Thompson to express your interest.


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