Academic Fellowship

Partnering with academic researchers, labs, and institutions

Inviting graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career academics in any area of research’s mission is to make sure technology leaves no one behind. Partnering with academic researchers, labs, and institutions is an integral piece of this broad initiative. has created a no-code/low-code, browser-based platform that simplifies complex conversational design and deployment. This allows users to quickly build conversational applications that operate over any communication channel. From a scientific perspective, this gives researchers a tool to quickly automate interactions with participants through the communication channel of their choice—from text to voice to WhatsApp, email, Slack, or whatever channels are most suitable.

With minimal training, applications that can present participants with nudges, questions, or surveys—and record participant responses—can be built, tested, and deployed in a matter of days, if not hours. Researchers no longer need to rely on inflexible third-party applications or expensive software developers to connect with study participants over a smartphone.

The Academic Fellowship was established in partnership with Oxford AI, to enable the creation of novel research tools and workflows driven by conversational AI through a small grant program aimed at early career researchers.

Successful applicants will receive access to the platform for the length of their degree/fellowship, training on the platform via participation in their bootcamp program, and a $5000 grant to help them achieve the aims of their proposal.

We'd love to hear from you

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career academics in any area of research are invited to submit a CV along with a simple one-page overview of a research question of broad importance that they believe can be explored using conversational AI. The summary should be a one page proposal that outlines:
  1. The research problem and why it’s important.
  2. How conversational AI can address the problem.
  3. The proposed study.

 Applications for the first round are due by December 9th, 2022.

If you would like more information on the Academic Fellowship program please contact: