This Call invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) for funding Artificial Intelligence (AI) for education innovation research and to partake in the Artificial Intelligence for Education Innovation Research Network in Africa.
Call for Expressions of Interest:
Artificial Intelligence for Education Innovation Research Network in Africa
Date of issue: 2-June-2023
Closing Date: 6-July-2023 at 11:59pm WAT
This Call invites Expressions of Interest (EoI) for funding Artificial Intelligence (AI) for
education innovation research and to partake in the Artificial Intelligence for Education
Innovation Research Network in Africa. The goal of the network is to advance quality and
inclusive education across sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries through the responsible
development and deployment of artificial intelligence-enabled innovations. The network will
be managed by the EduAI Hub consisting of the University of Lagos in Nigeria, Université
d’Abomey Calavi in Benin Republic, and Data Science Nigeria (DSN).
This call is part of the AI4D Africa program and is funded by Canada’s International
Development Research Centre and the Swedish International Development Agency.
Eligibility: Universities, research institutes, legally incorporated small and medium
enterprises and technology-based hubs, civil society and non-governmental organizations in
Category 1: Education Administration – Grants for design, development, and evaluation of
Artificial Intelligence technologies for educational administration (admission and
counselling), educational leadership and administrative functions relating to teaching and
Category 2: Inclusion – Grants for development of AI solutions that tackle exclusion,
disparities and inequalities in education and learning outcomes across sub-Saharan Africa
Category 3: Language Barriers – Grants for Artificial Intelligence innovations that address
language barriers in education.
Grant Period: 18 Months
Grant Budget: Between US$30,000 and US$45,000
Submission of EoI deadline: 6-July-2023 at 11:59pm WAT
Response to Applicants: 25-July-2023