Call for AI4D Scholarships Manager

Call for



Technology and Innovation


December 08, 2020 by 23:45 (EST)


Development, Information and Communication, Science and Technology


36 months

Funded by

IDRC and the Swedish International Development Agency


Angola, Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Swaziland, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe



CA$3.1 million






This call for proposals is open to established institutions from eligible countries across Africa that have a demonstrated ability and track record of managing international and/or regional scholarships and/or grants and of convening researchers from other African countries and the Global South.

Only institutions that meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the call document should submit an application to host the African AI4D Scholarships program.



The goal of this call is to identify a program and financial manager for the AI4D Scholarships program. The host institution (“scholarships manager”) will design and administer a scholarships program that will foster the talent needed to meet a growing demand for responsible artificial intelligence (AI) for development research and innovation in African public universities.

The African AI4D Scholarships program will provide support to the next generation of AI and related disciplines (such as machine learning) academics, practitioners, and students who are focused on responsible AI innovation for sustainable development. Responsible AI strives to be inclusive, rights-based, and sustainable in its development and implementation, ensuring that AI applications are leveraged for public benefit.

The program will support two scholarship activities: the African AI4D PhD Scholarships and the African AI4D Advanced Scholars Program.


More details

More details for this call are available on the application page and in the full call for proposals document.