Toshiba Fellowship Programme 2017

Toshiba of Europe Ltd

The Toshiba Fellowship Programme (TFP) offers outstanding scientists an opportunity to join Toshiba's research and development laboratories in Japan, initially for one year, on a Research Fellowship Contract.

The TFP is a unique opportunity for recently qualified PhD level scientists, mainly from science, computing and mathematics disciplines. It offers a chance to journey alongside Toshiba into innovation, discovering a new world of research and development, as well as exploring and living a new cultural experience in Japan.

Toshiba Fellows nurture cross-cultural understanding between the UK, Europe and Japan whilst benefiting from working in our highly innovative and research-centred organisation, in a country renowned for its world class technology. Every Toshiba Fellow has a real possibility to contribute to our future technologies. Participating in our scheme leads to both career development and personal growth.

The Toshiba Fellowship Programme 2017 is now open for application and this year is focussing on the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning.

We are now encountering an explosive increase in data quantity due to advances in information and communication technology including the advent of IoT, the Internet of Things, and new approaches in data processing such as Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are starting to appear in a vast range of applications. However, current Deep Learning is based on highly integrated CMOS GPU’s/CPU’s which consume a huge amount of electric power, highlighting the need for improving the power efficiency of devices and architectures significantly while we are approaching the ultimate limits to the scaling of CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) technology.

We are therefore searching for Fellows in the following two areas of research.

One is the brain-inspired “memory-based computing”, where a core technology for massively parallel sequencing and ultimate power efficiency based on cutting edge non-volatile memory technologies will be explored. The other is the research on sensing and learning technologies for autonomous cooperative systems. In both topics a strong interaction involving devices, algorithms, and systems will be necessary. More detailed information on both of these areas is available at

As one of the largest memory firms globally, Toshiba has been conducting research and development on these original devices with the hope that these research topics will lead to new computing paradigms and will contribute to our future device business. However, other proposals regarding these device technologies for future computing will also be welcome.

To apply:

Visit the Toshiba Fellowship Programme website:

Look at this year’s research topics

Register your interest online by completing the initial application questions

Eligible applicants will be sent an application form

You must apply by sending the paper application form by 16th December 2016

You are also invited to attach up to two of your own research papers

You must also submit two references to complete your application

Enquiries about the Toshiba Fellowship may be made to Clare Nicholson:

To apply online for this position, please click on the 'Apply' button below.

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