Nigeria Artificial Intelligence 2023 Research Scheme (N5,000,000 Supports)
The 2023 Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme is currently accepting applications from individuals who are interested. The initiative’s goal is to nurture a thriving and enduring AI community in Nigeria through financial assistance. Researchers and startups keen on expediting their research and development endeavors are encouraged to apply.
Among other fields, the initiative will provide backing to 45 successful AI researchers or startups, offering up to N5,000,000 each. The supported areas include Agriculture, Finance, Health Care, Education & Workforce, Governance, Sustainability, and Utility.
Program Sponsor(s): FMCIDE/NITDA
Host Institution(s): NITDA
Award Amount: Up to N5,000,000 each
Number of Awards: Several
Targets: Researchers and Start-ups
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme:
- 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 for the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme:
- 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 for the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme (How to Apply):
Individuals interested in the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme should adhere to these steps:
- Submit applications through the designated online channel.
- A panel of AI experts will assess the proposals.
- Shortlisted candidates will receive email notifications and be invited for interviews.
- Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance via email.
Application Deadline: November 15, 2023
For more information Visit the Official Website