FDL 2019 Applications are now closed.

Our thanks to all of you that have applied, we’ve had an extraordinary large amount of applications and as always we are humbled by the quality and expertise of our applicants.

If you have applied: We’re in the process of going through submitted applications and you should expect to hear back from us soon (if you haven't already heard from us).

If you’ve been invited to apply but missed the application deadline: Please reach out to whoever invited you and we’ll take next steps from there.

The FDL team



Be part of the team

Interdisciplinary team-work is at the heart of the FDL philosophy, and our experience with previous participants has shown that the mix of skillsets creates results far bigger than the sum of the individual parts. Working closely together during the intense eight-week research sprints, teams have achieved outputs that might otherwise have taken years.

Our international network is growing, and provides great value for its members, many of whom have continued work on projects they began at FDL. 

FDL projects have been featured in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations and posters and numerous news features.

Build best practice

Best practice in artificial intelligence is still emerging, and FDL is at the forefront of developing effective workflows for AI development in the space sector. Our team-focussed approach enables an expertise chain that can tackle problem definition, data source aggregation, workflow composition, algorithm development, creation of inference models and deployment in an efficient manner. We are conscious that teaching machines to learn is different from traditional software development and requires a new approach. 

Powerful partnership opportunities

FDL has developed strong relationships with world-class AI researchers and leaders in tech. Their support helps us overcome hurdles using solutions that would usually be beyond the easy reach of researchers, such as state-of-the-art hardware to facilitate rapid iteration, as well as a wealth of experience and expertise on building robust AI workflows.

Help humanity

FDL brings brilliant minds to big questions - such as ‘are we alone?’ - and gives researchers a chance to develop solutions with the potential to advance science, inform debate, and save lives. From asteroid characterisation to early-warning systems for natural disasters, there is huge potential to make a difference with FDL.