Automating Science Discovery: call for NetworkPlus

This is a Call for a NetworkPlus to develop and support a community working on research that explores the application of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to aid and accelerate discovery in fundamental physical sciences. 

This call is being run alongside a call for Feasibility Studies in this area, and the two calls are considered to be complementary.

Automating Science Discovery goes beyond designing improved AI for eventual application, and is not about introducing understood AI into physical sciences research.

A key component of the projects we are looking to encourage and support is the combination of cutting edge and state-of-the-art AI research with cutting edge and state-of-the-art physical sciences discovery.

To support this approach, EPSRC is looking to support early stage research whilst the field establishes. This call is looking to help establish a research community, identify research challenges, strategies and opportunities, as well as building new collaborations across disciplines and organisations supported by funds to pump-prime these interactions.

£1M is available to support this call, to fund 1 NetworkPlus of 3 year duration (this represents the 80% fEC EPSRC contribution).

Full applications are invited for NetworkPlus applications, and will be assessed at interview by an expert panel of stakeholders. Please Note:  this call will open in Je-S in mid-November 2017.