DeepMind PhD Scholarships

The School of Informatics and DeepMind have formed a partnership supporting students in their PhD studies in the field of Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence (AI).


The School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, is thrilled to announce a PhD scholarship funded by Google DeepMind.


The scholarship covers tuition fees (at the Home/International tuition fee rate), provides an annual stipend of £18,622 per annum (for 3.5 years full time study) and provides a research training and support grant. The student will be supervised by Dr. Mirella Lapata and will also benefit from mentoring from DeepMind staff during their period of study. 


Applicants would be expected to work on a topic drawn from the following research areas:

- multimodal natural language understanding and generation

- long-form and retrieval-augmented text generation

- multilingual generation


Applicants wishing to apply for the scholarship should meet one OR both of the following criteria:

- are resident of a country and/or region underrepresented in AI;

- identify as women including cis and trans people and non-binary or

  gender fluid people who identify in a significant way as women or


- and/or identify as Black or other minority ethnicity.


The successful candidate will have a good honours degree or equivalent in artificial intelligence, computer science, machine learning, or a related discipline; or have a breadth of relevant experience in industry/academia/public sector, etc. They will have strong programming skills and previous experience in natural language processing.


If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Mirella Lapata:


To apply, please follow the instructions at:


As your research area, please select "Informatics: ILCC: Language Processing, Speech Technology, Information Retrieval, Cognition". On the application form under "Research Project", please state "DeepMind Scholarship".


IMPORTANT: After submitting your application through the website, please email your applicant number to


Application deadline: 24 November 2023 received after the deadline may be considered, but this cannot be guaranteed].