Deadline: 17th February 2022

 

Eligible Countries: 

Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Togo.

 

The invitation will target candidates who are already registered for a PhD, have finished course work as well as research proposals. This will be open to all universities offering PhD in AI (or any of its derivatives). Scholarships will be given for a period of two years. Selection will be based purely on the quality of the candidates and proposals.

Eligibility:

  • All applicants must be already registered in an AI study (machine learning, expert system, natural language processing, intelligent robotics etc.) under a supervisor, have finished coursework as well as research proposal. The applicant must attach a letter of support by their supervisor, and a copy of the PhD study admission letter.
  • All applicants should have competent academic credentials and demonstrate motivation and commitment to pursue an academic career.
  • All applicants should have a thorough knowledge of the language of instruction within their host university. (French or Portuguese).
  • All applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of an eligible sub-Saharan country.

Each successful student will receive a partial scholarship of up to the US $ 27,000 distributed as shown below

  • Tuition fees for two years up to $ 4000
  • Research activities up to $ 17,000

Category 3 – Early Career Academics

This will mainly target those ECA who have capacity to supervise PhD and MSc students.

Eligibility

  • Each applicant must have held a PhD in AI and ML, for the last 3 – 5 years as at application.
  • All applicants should have competent academic credentials and demonstrate motivation and commitment to pursue an academic career.
  • All applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of an eligible sub-Saharan country.

Each successful ECA will receive a scholarship of up to US$ 68,000. This will cover:

  • Tuition fees for one PhD student for two years up to $ 4000.
  • Tuition fees for two MSc students up to $4000.
  • Research costs up to $ 25,000.
  • Research infrastructure up to $ 30,000.
  • Traveling costs up to $ 5,000.

 

Category 4 – Post-doctoral Fellows.

The programme will support post-doctoral fellows to build capacities for AI research and training in their universities. The program will support each successful post-doctoral candidate with 4 MSc positions.

Eligibility

  • Each applicant must have held a PhD in AI and ML, for not more than 2 years as at application.
  • All applicants should have competent academic credentials and demonstrate motivation and commitment to pursue an academic career.
  • All applicants must be nationals or permanent residents of an eligible sub-Saharan country.
Each successful candidate will receive a scholarship of up to US$ 63,000:
  • Tuition fee for 4 MSc students up to $ 8,000.
  • Research activities up to $ 20,000.
  • Research infrastructure up to $ 30000.
  • Travelling cost up to $ 5,000.

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