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African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Category 5 - Senior Scholars 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 5 - Senior Scholars

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

Aim and Benefits of AI4D Scholarships Category 5 - Senior Scholars

Each successful scholar will receive a grant of US$ 45,500 which will cover the following:

  • Tuition fees for PhD student (US$ 6000)
  • Living allowance for PhD student (for 30 months=US$15,000)
  • Two return Air ticket to study country (US$ 750 return per trip= US$1500)
  • Research activities (US$ 17,000)
  • Traveling support for the scholar (US$ 6,000)

Funding would be for a period 2 years.


Requirements for AI4D Scholarships Category 5 - Senior Scholars Qualification

Eligibility

  • Each applicant must have held a PhD in AI and ML, for atleast 5 years as at the time of application.
  • Should be atleast senior lecturer.
  • 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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