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Call for Applications: Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme (N5,000,000 Supports)

The Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2023 is presently accepting applications from interested parties. By offering financial support, the program aspires to establish a robust and sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria. Researchers and start-ups interested in accelerating their research and development efforts are encouraged to apply.

The program will provide up to N5,000,000 in funding to 45 successful AI researchers or start-ups in fields like as agriculture, finance, health care, education and workforce, governance, sustainability, and utility.

Eligibility Criteria 

Applicants are eligible for this program is they to meet the following conditions:

  • Consortium that includes a start-up or technology company, Nigerian academic researcher or a foreign researcher
  • Must have a research proposal that aligns with the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s AI priority areas
  • The applicant must have a detailed proposal outlining the project and its potential impact on the Nigerian economy
  • Must have a demonstrable track record of excellence in research or entrepreneurship
  • Must be able to publish at least one peer-reviewed article within one year of receiving the grant.

Selection Criteria

Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel of AI experts. The selection criteria will include:

  • Novelty and originality of the research proposal
  • Applicant’s track record of excellence in research or entrepreneurship
  • Alignment of the research with the Ministry’s AI priority areas
  • Feasibility of the project

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants seeking for Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme should follow these steps:

  • Applications must be submitted through the designated online channel provided
  • The proposals will be evaluated by a panel of AI experts
  • Shortlisted applicants will be notified via email and invited for an interview
  • Successful applicants will be notified via email 

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Application Deadline: November 15, 2023

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