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  Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme says it is accepting applications from researchers, technology companies, and other players in Nigeria’s emerging Artificial Intelligence space. It aims to finance a selection of such teams and ventures that it deems worthy; specifically those that are contributing to the growth of the sector through their innovative solutions that are tailor-made for the Nigerian context.
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The organizers of this program also say that they aim to facilitate knowledge sharing, collaboration, and other kinds of activity that will drive progress in Nigeria’s Artificial Intelligence ecosystem.
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Through this program up to ₦5 million in funding will be provided to 45 AI researchers and startups that are active in agriculture, finance, healthcare, education, human resources, governance, and sustainability.
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The Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme is open to entities that meet the following criteria:
  • Should be a consortium that includes a Nigerian academic researcher or foreign researcher, startup, or technology company
  • Must have a research proposal that is in line with the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s AI priority areas
  • Applicant should have a detailed proposal that outlines their project and its potential impact on Nigeria’s economy
  • Have a demonstrably great track record in entrepreneurship or academia/research
  • Publish at least 1 peer-reviewed article within 1 year of receiving the grant
Applications will remain open until November 15, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Youth Opportunities
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This article was first published on 10th November 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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