Mozilla is providing grants from $5,000 to $10,000 USD to individuals and organisations studying the impact of AI on communities in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Africa Innovation Mradi Research Grants will examine AI’s impact on the continent.
As AI in consumer technology becomes ubiquitous, its relationship with society — both positive and negative — deepens. But there’s a scarcity of research into this relationship, especially on the African continent.
Today, Mozilla’s Africa Innovation Mradi is opening up research grants of $5,000 to $10,000 USD to individuals or organisations studying the impact of AI on the communities they work with in Eastern and Southern Africa.
These grants will examine AI’s impact on human rights, economic justice, racial justice, community justice, gender justice, disability justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, and environmental justice.
Applicants do not need to be experts in technology, internet governance, or digital rights — but should have some experience in sharing research whether through journals, blogs, newspapers, or websites. The Africa Innovation Mradi promotes models of innovation that are grounded in the unique needs of users on the African continent. The program explores and develops new technology, research, communities, and products in concert with a network of local partners.
Mozilla is providing grants from $5,000 to $10,000 USD to individuals and organizations studying the impact of AI on communities in Eastern and Southern Africa
Application procedure and deadline
Applications can be completed through the online portal. Application deadline is August 14, 2023.