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African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Category 4 - Post-doctoral researchers: 2021

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).
 

The award of the scholarships shall strive to achieve uniform distribution of beneficiaries across anglophone, francophone and lusophone sub-Saharan Africa. There will also be effort to achieve fair distribution in terms of gender and region. The supported studies MUST adhere to responsible AI.

About African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)

The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) is a pioneering development research think tank on harnessing applications of science, technology and innovation policies for sustainable development in Africa. ACTS is an Intergovernmental organization founded in 1988 to pursue policy oriented research towards strengthening the capacity of African countries and institutions to harness science and technology for sustainable development.  ACTS envisions a sustainable economic, social and environmental future for Africa, through science, technology and innovation.  Article 3 of the Ch... read more


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AI4D Scholarships Category 4 - Post-doctoral researchers:

Application DeadlineNot Specified
TypePhD
SponsorAfrican Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of AI4D Scholarships Category 4 - Post-doctoral researchers:

Each successful candidate will receive a scholarship of US$ 63,000:

  • Tuition fee for 4 MSc students = US$ 8,000
  • Research activities = US$ 20,000
  • Research infrastructure = US$ 30000
  • Traveling cost = US$ 5,000

Funding would be for 2 years.


Requirements for AI4D Scholarships Category 4 - Post-doctoral researchers: Qualification

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 any sub-Saharan country.

Application Deadline

Not Specified


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) on ai4dafrica.submittable.com to apply

For more details, visit ACTS website.

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