UT Ethical AI is recruiting our next cohort of NSF Research Traineeship Ph.D. Fellows in Ethical AI. Students can apply for doctoral admission in Aerospace Engineering, Community and Regional Planning, Computer Science, or Information Studies. Students will take coursework in ethical AI, and may participate in research projects such as Good Systems core research projects in Smart Cities, Racial Justice, Living and Working with Robots, and Smart Hand Tools, as well as Texas Robotics projects in Short-to-Medium-range Autonomous Delivery Systems, Building-Wide Intelligence, RoboCup@Home, and Human-Centered Service Robots. The National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Ph.D. Fellowship includes full funding ($34K per year for stipend, tuition coverage for the fall and spring semesters, and health benefits) for two years and funding from UT Austin for up to three more years (the NSF Fellowship is restricted to US Citizens and Permanent Residents, but all prospective applicants are invited to apply for admission to our respective doctoral programs). Students will take interdisciplinary coursework including an socio-technical blend of courses across architecture, computer science, engineering, and information studies. Please apply to any or all of the participating programs at the links and by the deadlines listed below, and please make sure to mention your interest in participating in the Ph.D. Fellowship in Ethical AI in your application. Also, we encourage applicants to contact the fellowship leads listed below for each program. The final decision is subject to the approval of the Ethical AI program director.
Contact: Junfeng Jiao
Contact: Luis Sentis
- How do I apply?
- Please apply to any or all of the participating programs at the links above and please make sure to mention your interest in participating in the Ph.D. Fellowships in Ethical AI in your application. Also, we encourage applicants to contact the fellowship leads listed for each department within which you are applying.
- Is funding available?
- NSF-Funded Fellowship recipients are eligible for 2 years of funding (stipend, full tuition coverage for the fall and spring semesters, and health benefits) from the National Science Foundation and may be eligible for up to 3 more from their department. The NSF-Funded Fellowships are highly competitive; we only have 4 openings per year. We also welcome 4 “matching” Fellows per year, who are funded from their home departments but, as every department has a different budget and pay scale, are likely receive different amounts of funding than the NSF-Funded Fellows. Please direct specific questions about funding to the contacts listed above for the department you plan to apply to.
- Do I need to be a US citizen?
- The NSF-Funded Fellowships are restricted to US Citizens and Permanent Residents, but all prospective applicants are invited to apply for admission to our respective doctoral programs.