FMCIDE/NITDA Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2024 | Apply Here

The Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme 2023 is currently accepting applications from interested individuals. The program aims to establish a strong and sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria by providing financial support. Researchers and start-ups who want to accelerate their research and development efforts are encouraged to apply.

This initiative aims to create a lively and sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria by offering financial support and promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration among individuals and organizations in the AI industry.

Advantages of the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme

The scheme offers a funding opportunity of up to N5,000,000 to support 45 accomplished AI researchers or start-ups in various sectors including agriculture, finance, healthcare, education and workforce, governance, sustainability, and utility.

Qualification Requirements for the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme

To be eligible for the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • The consortium must include a start-up or technology company, a Nigerian academic researcher, or a foreign researcher.
  • A research proposal that aligns with the AI priority areas of the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy is required.
  • The applicant must provide a detailed proposal that outlines the project and its potential impact on the Nigerian economy.
  • A demonstrable track record of excellence in research or entrepreneurship is necessary.
  • The applicant must be able to publish at least one peer-reviewed article within one year of receiving the grant.

Selection Procedure

Grant applications will undergo evaluation by a panel of AI experts. The selection criteria will encompass:

  • The uniqueness and creativity of the research proposal
  • The applicant’s outstanding track record in research or entrepreneurship
  • The alignment of the research with the Ministry’s AI priority areas
  • The project’s feasibility

How To Apply

If you are interested and qualified, you can apply for the Nigeria Artificial Intelligence Research Scheme through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) website at airg.nitda.gov.ng.

Here are the steps to follow:

  •  Submit your application through the designated online channel.
  •   A panel of AI experts will evaluate the proposals.
  •   If you are shortlisted, you will receive an email notification and be invited for an interview.
  •   Successful applicants will be notified via email.

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