Call for Expressions of Interest:

Artificial Intelligence for Education Innovation Research Network in Africa

Date of issue: 2-June-2022

Closing Date: 6-July-2022 at 11:59pm WAT

Summary:

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 SSA.
Grant Categories:
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 learning.
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-2022 at 11:59pm WAT
Response to Applicants: 25-July-2022

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