The research fields artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are growing and developing rapidly on a global scale. In order to take advantage of the opportunities available, Uppsala University has established a university-wide five-year project tasked with renewing, strengthening and further developing AI/ML research.

By uniting researchers in a shared space during internal sabbaticals while they remain at their home department part-time, the project – AI4Research – aims to create collaborative spaces, form trust-building networks, and spread ideas about research and teaching in the fields of AI and ML.

The researchers awarded sabbatical funding are expected and encouraged to bring along younger researchers from their research environment to the project. These can be researchers, post-doctoral researchers and doctoral students of various types. The accompanying researchers are expected to be funded through their own external funding or faculty grants, and not the funding awarded by AI4Research. The AI4Research project offers workspaces that enable accompanying researchers to participate in the day-to-day operations.

AI4Research's grant amounts to a maximum of 50% of a full-time position for a maximum of 12 months.

Application deadline: 14 April 2023.

Please send your application to

Please direct any questions to Cecilia Alsmark,