Data Science Africa announces a call to support Early Career Reseachers 2022.
Data Science Africa (DSA) and Deep Learning Indaba (DLI) are collaborating in the implementation of a research funding initiative spanning the African continent whose objective is to strengthen the pipeline of African AI research by increasing funding pathways.
This funding call invites Early Career Researchers in Africa to submit research proposals seeking funding. We are particularly looking to support Early Career Academic Researchers with:
Applications can be made through the Data Science Africa’s Proposal Portal. Selection will be based purely on the quality of the candidates and proposals.
Applications will be in the form of a PDF of up to ten pages, and should contain:
06th April 2022 – Call for proposals open
20th May 2022 – Proposal submission deadline
10th June 2022 – Decision notification
13th June to 1st July 2022 - Due diligence of host institutions of successful research proposals.
As a deliverable, we ask that any generated data and findings be shared in the public domain, adhere to the FAIR Principles, and are reported as:
The 'FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship' provide guidelines to improve the findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reuse of digital assets, so that future researchers can leverage your research findings. We further encourage researchers to identify peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and workshops that are relevant to the work they are undertaking, and plan to submit to these venues.
Selected research projects will be monetarily awarded USD 12,500 for a period of one year. Funding will be disbursed as the research project progresses, based on agreed timelines. The research projects will be funded through a university or research institution (Host Institution).
This call is being organized by Data Science Africa (DSA) in close collaboration with the Deep Learning Indaba and Artificial Intelligence for Development in Africa (AI4D Africa) with the generous support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
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