CBI Fellowship Program

Fellowships in the areas of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity/privacy are sponsored by the Carnegie Bosch Institute (CBI), a world-class research center located at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, PA USA. The first cohort of Carnegie Bosch postdoctoral fellows will begin in fall semester 2023.

Fellowship resources

The application period is now closed but will reopen in late 2023 or early 2024.

Carnegie Bosch fellowships are two-year awards supporting outstanding postdoctoral researchers conducting high-potential research within the excellence-driven environment of CMU. Offering benefits beyond ‘traditional’ postdoc roles, fellows are provided with the resources, flexibility, and environment to address “grand challenge” style problems in line with their research vision together with their faculty host. Postdoctoral positions supported by CBI provide remarkable opportunities to shape the next generation of research while offering fellows the chance to develop their academic careers in exceptional directions. Fellowship recipients are expected to broadly disseminate their research results via active engagement with the international research community in their respective fields, and will be provided resources to aid with these efforts, e.g. conference registration and travel.

Carnegie Bosch fellows are hosted within colleges at CMU and are provided with mentorship and direction from world-class faculty, as well as access to industry-grade resources from Bosch. Specifically, fellows are paired with a faculty host working to inspire and guide their overall research efforts, and benefit from the connection to an additional distinguished member of the senior faculty offering unique mentorship support. In addition, fellows will be given the opportunity to be introduced to experts from the global Bosch Corporate Research organization, providing additional insight and counsel from an industrial perspective, and sharing access to real-world challenges from domains including autonomous driving and advanced manufacturing.

Research areas

Carnegie Bosch fellowships are intended to support researchers working in the fields of artificial intelligence and cybersecurity/privacy. A broad range of research interests within these two areas will be considered from theory to application, with preference being given to applications with strong research statements (as indicated in the application requirements) demonstrating: compelling future vision (including potential follow-on opportunities), collaborative approach (connection to/building on efforts already underway), and broader positive societal impact (e.g. sustainability).

Faculty collaboration hosts

Carnegie Bosch fellows are matched with world-class faculty at CMU that will serve as their primary hosts during the fellowship. Fellowship applicants are invited to discuss potential collaboration opportunities/interests in advance of application submission. Candidates should include a brief letter of support from the prospective faculty host as indicated in the application requirements.

View the list of potential faculty collaborators across multiple research areas.

Distinguished faculty mentors

Carnegie Bosch fellows will benefit from the unique opportunity to be mentored by pioneering leaders in their respective fields. Tom Mitchell (Founders University Professor in the School of Computer Science) will contribute his expertise in artificial intelligence, while Lorrie Cranor (Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies of the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute) will serve as a mentor in cybersecurity/privacy. Fellows will have the chance to meet regularly with these distinguished faculty, benefitting both from their deep technical knowledge as well as the experiences of their own exceptional academic careers.

The next application period will take place in late 2023/early 2024.

Application requirements

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement (maximum three pages) outlining a compelling long-term vision for a research program whose development would be supported by participation in the CBI Fellowship Program:
    • How will you use the time and resources provided by your fellowship to advance this vision?
    • How will you take advantage of collaboration opportunities at CMU (and beyond)?
    • What will be the eventual impact of this research beyond the core technical results?
  • Professional references (maximum three)
  • Letter of support (maximum one page) from prospective faculty collaboration host at CMU


Contact the CBI team at cbi@andrew.cmu.edu.