The Data Lab aims to generate economic, social and scientific value to Scotland through the application of data science. 

To help achieve this, The Data Lab co-funds industrial doctorate programmes at Scottish Universities, in collaboration with Scottish industry or public sector organisations. These industrial doctorates are designed to support the development of data science talent at a PhD / EngD level, while facilitating collaboration between industry and academia through applied research projects. 

Funding for up to 50% of the programme cost will be provided, with the remainder to be matched by an industry (or public / third sector) partner. We are looking for applications from universities that have a proposed project with an industry or public sector partner.

For an Industrial Doctorate project to be eligible for The Data Lab funding it must be hosted at a Scottish University and be sponsored by an Industry or public sector Sponsor that has an operational base in Scotland.

The closing date for applications to this call is 17:00hrs on Friday 15th February 2019.  Appicants will be informed of a decision by 28th February 2019.

Personal information provided in this application form will be processed by The Data Lab [University of Edinburgh] in order to keep the Applicant(s) informed of progress with the Application. This information will not be processed for any other purpose. The form will be shared with third parties for reviewing purposes, but any reviewers external to The Data Lab will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to viewing the application.   Data will be retained on record for a maximum of 5 years.

If you have an idea for a Industrial Doctorate (PhD / EngD) project but you do not yet have an Industry Sponsor you can complete and submit this form to provide an outline of your idea. The Data Lab will use this information to make relevant introductions to potential Industry Sponsors.

You can choose to make the information provided in this application private or publically available. 

This application is for the sole purpose of matching University Partners with Industry Sponsors. It is not recognised as a submission and it will not be reviewed by the Reviewing Panel.

Please use this form if you would like to submit a Workshop, Lecture, Hackathon or Debate.

To submit a Training Course, please go to the following form here

Please note, all applicants that submit a proposal must agree to the DataFest19 Fringe Terms & Conditions.

Please contact datafest@thedatalab.com if you have any queries in relation to the submission process.

Please use this form if you would like to submit a Training Course as part of the DataFest 2019 Fringe Event Programme.  

We are open to applications from all sectors, academic institutions and businesses.  The aim of our Fringe Event programme is to promote all aspects of Data Collaboration to all audiences.  As part of this, we are open to all levels of Training Courses; from data science masterclasses to introductory sessions for the general public.  

Potential focus areas for Training Courses may include Data Ethics, Personal Privacy, Data Architectures, Data Wrangling, Data Management, Data Modelling, Data Analysis, Data Visualisation, Statistics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence or any other Data-related topics - we strongly encourage creativity and are open to any & all ideas!

Please note, all applicants that submit a proposal must agree to the DataFest19 Fringe Terms & Conditions.

Please contact datafest@thedatalab.com if you have any queries in relation to the submission process.

The Data Lab MSc is a collaborative effort between The Data Lab and Scottish Universities, with the aim of developing talented data scientists to support the Scottish economy.  We are opening a call to Scottish Universites who want to apply to receive funding to cover MSc course tuition fees for the academic year 2019/20 (up to £6000 per funded student).  

This call is open to Scottish Universities.  Students must be based in Scotland or from the European Union and can be full or part-time. Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland are not eligible for funded studentships. The call closes on Friday 15 February 2019 at 17.00pm.

In addition to the funding, The Data Lab MSc programme includes events for funded students designed to facilitate networking with the whole student cohort, data leaders, professionals and researchers; a cross-university, residential Innovation Challenge; sector specific employability and skills training;  and the opportunity to undertake a paid industrial placement in a Scottish business.     

Universities who are successful in the call are required to ensure that students participate fully in this programme. 

If you have any questions please contact skills@thedatalab.com

Personal information provided in application form will be processed by The Data Lab [University of Edinburgh] in order to keep the Applicant(s) informed of progress with the Application and for reviewing purposes. This information will not be processed for any other purpose.  Reviewing Panel members from outside of The Data Lab will sign an NDA. 

If you are a company, public or third sector organisation and you have an idea for an Industrial Doctorate (PhD / EngD) project but you do not yet have a University Partner you can submit this form to outline your idea. The Data Lab will use this information to make relevant introductions to potential University Partners.

You can choose to make the information provided in this application private or publically available. 

This application is for the sole purpose of matching Industry Sponsors with University Partners. It is not recognised as a submission and it will not be reviewed by the Reviewing Panel.

Personal information provided in application form will be processed by The Data Lab [University of Edinburgh] in order to keep the Applicant(s) informed of progress with the Application. This information will not be processed for any other purpose. 


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