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African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Early Career Academics 2022

The AI4D scholarships has been designed to target the following three categories of beneficiaries;

  • Category 1 -Registered PhD students
  • Category 3 – Early Career Academics
  • Category 4 – Post-doctoral Fellows

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). Eight in-country scholarships (4 female and 4 male) will be given for a period of two years. Selection will be based purely on the quality of the candidates and proposals. This call will be done twice, 4 admitted in Year 1 (Cohort 1) and 4 admitted in year 2 (Cohort 2). 

Category 3 – Early Career Academics: Under the ECA scholarship, 8 Early Career Academics will be supported. This will mainly target those ECA who have capacity to supervise PhD and MSc students.

Category 4 – Post-doctoral researchers: It is assumed that there may be challenge getting suitable female ECA. Therefore, the (AI4D) Africa Scholarships will also support 4 post-doctoral positions for female candidates and those from disadvantaged countries to build capacities for AI research and training in their universities. The program will support each successful post-doctoral candidate with 4 MSc positions.

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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Early Career Academics

Application Deadline17 Feb 2022
TypePhD
SponsorAfrican Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS)
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Early Career Academics

Each successful ECA will receive a scholarship of US$ 68,000. This will cover:

  • Tuition fees for one PhD student for two years (US$ 4000)
  • Tuition fees for two MSc students (US$4000)
  • Research costs (US$ 25,000)
  • Research infrastructure (US$ 30,000)
  • Traveling costs (US$ 5,000)

Funding would be for 2 years.


Requirements for Early Career Academics Qualification

  • 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 any sub-Saharan country.

Application Deadline

February 17, 2022


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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