IIT-Madras launches fellowship in Artificial Intelligence

The Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI (RBCDSAI) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has launched a fellowship in Artificial Intelligence for Social Good in collaboration with the Narayanan Family Foundation. The aim of this fellowship is to attract outstanding early-career AI researchers to RBCDSAI, IIT Madras.

Interested applicants should visit rbcdsai.iitm.ac.in to apply for the fellowship.

The fellowship is open to recent Ph.D. graduates and early-career researchers in computer science, computational and data sciences, biomedical sciences, management, finance, and other engineering fields. The fellows will be paid a salary ranging from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 18 lakh per year (approximately US$ 20,000 – 24,000) for a three-year non-renewable period (equivalent to an Assistant Professor's starting salary at any IIT). The Narayanan Family Foundation will finance it. Fellows may also apply for a one-time research grant of up to Rs 30 lakh (approximately US$ 40,050).

“We believe the programme will bring tremendous benefits for society through the development of AI, and we are very excited to help it,” said Mr. Srinivas Narayanan, Co-Founder, Narayanan Family Foundation, while speaking at the event.

Prof B. Ravindran, Head, RBCDSAI-IIT Madras, added, "This fellowship is designed to allow outstanding candidates to develop their independent research profile and to contribute in a significant way to socially relevant AI research."

Srinivas Narayanan, co-founder of the Narayanan Family Foundation, said, "We believe the programme will offer sizable benefits to the community."

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