The Apart Lab Fellowship lives by its commitment to highly collaborative mentorship. We enable co-authorship with top researchers while our mentorship is deeply engaged while letting you take control of the process. Our mentors have great experience with academic publishing and AI safety.
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The Apart Lab Fellowship follows academic conference deadlines and adjusts the timelines and workloads accordingly. It is designed to fit with your existing responsibilities and you should expect 5-20 hours per week with more hours up towards the deadline.
The first stage to joining the Apart Lab Fellowship is to submit an entry to one of the Alignment Jam research hackathons. Here, you get a chance to develop original ideas within the topic's scope.
Projects are selected through an application form that is based off of the accepted submission to the Alignment Jam hackathons and ask you to think deeply about your project.
In collaboration with our research mentors, you iterate on your research project, conduct experiments, and kickstart on writing the report.
The paper writing might take 2-3 months and up towards the deadline, the workload increases to ensure the project reaches the conference deadline.
During the review process, anonymous reviewers will provide comments and ratings, and your job as researchers will be to respond and update the paper to match their critiques. The camera-ready version of your paper will be the one written for the conference publication (e.g. Hoelscher-Obermaier et al., 2023) if the paper gets accepted.
There are many pieces of work that come out of a research paper. Examples include a talk, a poster, conference participation, blog posts, Twitter threads and further research. Your researcher journey does not end at the acceptance mark and you should expect a couple hours of engagement here and there to let your work flourish.