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ValgrAI, funded by la Conselleria de Educación, Universidades y Empleo de la Generalitat Valenciana, has allocated 609,733€ towards the creation of contracts for Research Personnel in Artificial Intelligence.

Valencia, December 13, 2023 – ValgrAI, with the aim of supporting projects related to Artificial Intelligence and associated disciplines at Valencian public universities, has awarded a total of 21 scholarships for predoctoral contracts and 3 postdoctoral contracts, amounting to €609,733, thanks to the funding provided by the Conselleria de Educación, Universidades y Empleo de la Generalitat Valenciana.

The predoctoral scholarships enable the hiring of doctoral students, allowing them to focus exclusively on research tasks in Artificial Intelligence and acquire the necessary skills to obtain their official Doctorate degree. This support also includes the acquisition of skills outlined in the doctoral program.

The recipients of these scholarships are students with outstanding academic records from the Universitat de València, Universitat Politècnica de València, Universitat d´Alacant, Universitat Jaume I y Universitat Miguel Hernández.

ValgrAI and the Valencian Government have taken a significant step in supporting AI talent by not only renewing the grants for the 11 candidates hired in 2022 but also extending the number of subsidies to an additional 10 in 2023, resulting in a total of 21 predoctoral contracts, each providing 24,000€ in hiring expenses.

Additionally, 3 postdoctoral contracts have been renewed to encourage and boost research in Artificial Intelligence through the generation of contracts for research personnel.

This call for scholarships is regulated by agreements established between each university and ValgrAI to develop a research incentives program in the field of artificial intelligence, aimed at strengthening research activities in this area. This initiative is funded by the Conselleria de Educación, Universidades y Empleo through the agreement between the Valencian Government and ValgrAI.

This initiative, part of ValgrAI’s efforts to promote excellence and make the Valencian Region a reference point in AI, aims to “continue fostering the development of new research talent emerging from our universities in order to establish our autonomy as a leader in research and innovation in artificial intelligence, as we have the necessary individuals to achieve this,” stated Ana Cidad, Managing Director of ValgrAI.