NITDA AI Grants for Research and Startups

NITDA AI Grants for Research and Startups (N5M)

This NITDA AI Grants for Research and Startups aims to foster a vibrant and sustainable AI ecosystem in Nigeria by providing financial support, facilitating knowledge sharing and collaboration among individuals and organisations in the AI industry

Up to N5,000,000 each for 45 successful AI researchers or
start-ups in the following areas among others

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

Eligibility Criteria for NITDA AI Grants

  • Consortium that includes a start-up or technology company, Nigerian academic researcher or a foreign researcher
  • Must have a research proposal that aligns with the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy’s AI priority areas
  • The applicant must have a detailed proposal outlining the project and its potential impact on the Nigerian economy
  • Must have a demonstrable track record of excellence in research or entrepreneurship
  • Must be able to publish at least one peer-reviewed article within one year of receiving the grant

Selection Criteria

Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel of AI experts. The selection criteria will include:

  • Novelty and originality of the research proposal
  • Applicant’s track record of excellence in research or entrepreneurship
  • Alignment of the research with the Ministry’s AI priority areas
  • Feasibility of the project

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Application closes 15th November 2023

Visit NITDA AI Grants official website to learn more and apply now

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