Applications are open for the Nigerian Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2023. The Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2023 is an initiative aimed at promoting and supporting research in the field of artificial intelligence.

Nigerian Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2023
Nigerian Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2023

The scheme is open to individuals, research institutions, and organizations that are interested in conducting research in AI-related fields in Nigeria. The grant for the program is up to N5,000,000. The scheme is an excellent opportunity for researchers and organizations to advance their knowledge and expertise in AI and contribute to the development of the field in Nigeria.

Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2023 (up to N5,000,000)

With financial support, knowledge sharing, and collaboration between individuals and organizations in the AI business, this program seeks to develop a thriving and sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria. 45 winning AI researchers or start-ups in the following fields, among others, could get up to N5,000,000 each:

  • Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Education and Workforce
  • Governance
  • Healthcare
  • Unity
  • Sustainability

Eligibility

  • Open to consortiums of international or Nigerian university researchers, start-ups, or technological companies.
  • A research proposal that fits the AI priority areas of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy is required.
  • A comprehensive proposal describing the project and its possible effects on the Nigerian economy must be submitted by the applicant.
  • Must possess a track record of accomplishments in research or entrepreneurship that can be verified.
  • Within a year of obtaining the funding, the recipient must be able to publish at least one peer-reviewed article.

Selection Standards for the Nigerian Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2023

A group of AI specialists will assess grant applications. The following will be among the selection criteria:

  • The applicant’s history of success in entrepreneurship or research
  • Novelty and originality of the research proposal
  • Alignment of the research with the Ministry‚Äôs AI priority areas
  • Feasibility of the project.

Applicants are urged to apply before the deadline.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2023.

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