AI4D Africa Scholarships: The African Center for Technology Studies has received a grant from the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) to support the training of PhD students in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) as well as the research work of Early Career Academics or Scholars (Early Career and Post-Doc) in AI & ML.
The research work within this program must be within AI and centered around STEM disciplines that attempt to address any of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Eligible Countries - Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa Scholarships
Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Togo. Please read details of each category and click the link to the category of scholarship you wish to pursue and follow the subsequent application instructions.
Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa Scholarships - Category 1 – Registered PhD Students.
Invitation will target candidates who are already registered for PhD, have finished course work as well as research proposals.
This will be open to all universities offering PhD in AI (or any of its derivatives). Scholarships will be given for a period of two years. Selection will be based purely on the quality of the candidates and proposals.
Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa Scholarships - PhD Students Eligibility
This will mainly target those ECA who have capacity to supervise PhD and MSc students.Eligibility Each applicant must have held a PhD in AI and ML, for the last 3 – 5 years as at application. All applicants should have competent academic credentials and demonstrate motivation and commitment to pursue an academic career. All applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of an eligible sub-Saharan country. Each successful ECA will receive a scholarship of up to US$ 68,000. This will cover: Tuition fees for one PhD student for two years up to $ 4000. Tuition fees for two MSc students up to $4000. Research costs up to $ 25,000. Research infrastructure up to $ 30,000. Traveling costs up to $ 5,000. Funding would be for 2 years. Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa Scholarships - Category 4 – Post-doctoral Fellows The programme will support post-doctoral fellows to build capacities for AI research and training in their universities. The program will support each successful post-doctoral candidate with 4 MSc positions.Eligibility Each applicant must have held a PhD in AI and ML, for not more than 2 years as at application. All applicants should have competent academic credentials and demonstrate motivation and commitment to pursue an academic career. All applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of an eligible sub-Saharan country. Each successful candidate will receive a scholarship of up to US$ 63,000: Tuition fee for 4 MSc students up to $ 8,000. Research activities up to $ 20,000. Research infrastructure up to $ 30000. Traveling cost up to $ 5,000. Funding would be for 2 years.
For more information and application details, see; Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa Scholarships
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