The Centre for the Governance of AI (GovAI) has opened applications for our 2023 Summer Fellowship programme. If you are interested in applying, please click here to find out more. Applications close on January 15th, 2023.
About the Fellowship
The GovAI Summer Fellowship programme is aimed at supporting early-career researchers to work full-time on studying or shaping the long-term implications of advanced AI. Fellows join our team in Oxford for three months to conduct an independent research project with mentorship from our research network, learn about the field, and make connections with some of the world’s leading experts on AI governance. Fellows receive a stipend to cover accommodation, travel, and living costs. We are able to sponsor visa applications. You can read more about the fellowship and submit an application here.
You can also read about the research projects our 2022 cohort of Summer Fellows worked on here.
Qualifications and Selection Criteria
We strongly encourage you to apply if you have an interest in our work and are considering using your career to study or shape the long-term implications of advanced AI.
Given the multidisciplinary nature of our work, we are interested in candidates from a broad set of disciplines including political science, public policy, history, economics, sociology, law, philosophy, and computer science. There are no specific educational requirements for the role, although we expect that the most promising candidates will typically have relevant graduate study or research experience in related areas.
When assessing applications, we will be looking for candidates who have the following strengths or show positive signs of being able to develop them:
Quality of work: The ability to produce clearly written, insightful, and even-handed research. We are particularly excited about strong reasoning ability and clear and concise writing.
Relevant expertise: Skills or knowledge that are likely to be helpful for work on AI governance. We think that relevant expertise can take many different forms. Note that we also do not have any strict degree requirements.
Judgement: The ability to prioritise between different research directions, and good intuitions about the feasibility of different research directions.
Team Fit: Openness to feedback, commitment to intellectual honesty and rigour, comfort in expressing uncertainty, and a serious interest in using your career to contribute to AI governance.
How to Apply and What to Expect
The applications for the 2023 Summer Fellowship are now open. Applications will close on January 15th, 2023.
The application process consists of a written submission in the first round, a remote work test in the second round, and an interview in the final round. The first page of the application form contains a description of the materials required for the first round. We expect to reach out to Summer Fellowship candidates for paid work tests in February, offer interviews in March, and communicate final decisions to candidates in April 2023. Please feel free to reach out if you would need a decision communicated earlier than the standard timeline, or have questions about the application process.
We accept applications from anywhere in the world. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, and we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, gender minorities, and people of colour who are excited about contributing to our mission. We are an equal opportunity employer. If you are concerned that you’re not the right fit but have a strong interest in the Fellowship, we encourage you to apply anyway.
If you have any questions about the Summer Fellowship, please feel free to reach out to us through firstname.lastname@example.org