Big Data for Smart Society Institute (GATE) is pleased to announce two scholarships generously funded by DeepMind that are open to applicants who are female or underprivileged and wishing to pursue a Master’s degree in the “Artificial Intelligence”, “Information Extraction and Knowledge Discovery” and “Big Data Technologies” Master’s programmes at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) of Sofia University.
The DeepMind Scholarships are worth approximately €24 050 for the whole education program. The value covers the tuition fees and living expenses, paid in instalments over the duration of the course. In addition, as part of the initiative, scholars are to also receive regular invitations to niche events organised by DeepMind, a grant to attend an international conference in the field of AI and/or Machine Learning during the period of study, as well as funding for the purchase of essential equipment (suitable laptop etc.). The students will also receive individual mentorship from DeepMind and GATE.
The main goal of the partnership between Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ”, GATE and DeepMind, is to demonstrate how encouraging students to pursue scientific careers in the strategic areas of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), especially if they belong to disadvantaged or underrepresented groups, could ensure AI benefits the whole of society.
“Our goal is to deliver the best possible education to talented students, irrespective of their background. The scholarship programme is a huge boost for us in our mission to attract young people to Big Data and AI careers,” says Professor Sylvia Ilieva, Director of GATE Institute.
Applicants wishing to apply for the scholarship should meet the following criteria:
Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2023, via our online form. To be considered, you will also need to send your documents by email to: *protected email*, after submitting the application. Please include your full name so that we may attach them to your application.
The documents in question include:
Applications will be considered by a selection panel including professors from FMI at the GATE Institute, based on the following two criteria:
Successful recipients will be selected on the basis of:
Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 25 October 2023.