The Lacuna Fund announces its second cohort of supported projects, whose teams will create openly accessible text and speech datasets that will fuel natural language processing (NLP) technologies in 29 languages across Africa.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and data science are key tools to support public health responses to COVID-19. IDRC and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) are providing up to CA$10 million to support AI and data research and innovations in the Global South to assist the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery.
Information and Communication
Science and Technology
COVID-19 is a global problem, but there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why IDRC is working with African partners to fund research designed to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa and to inform international responses.
Given the global challenges of managing the effects of COVID-19, the submission deadline for the David Hopper Prizes for Leadership in Research for Development has been extended to April 29, 2020. The two CA$50,000 awards will be announced by the end of 2020.
IDRC, the Azrieli Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) are pleased to announce the recipients of the Joint Canada-Israel Health Research Program’s fifth call for proposals. These world-class research teams will direct their focus towards new frontiers in metabolism.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences to three development economists — Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo, and Michael Kremer — who pioneered the use of an experiment-based approach.
The Global Partnership for Education’s Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) program is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest to build knowledge and capacity on scaling the impact of educational innovations in Global Partnership for Education member countries.
Food and Agriculture
Science and Technology
IDRC and Carleton University are pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest to examine gender-inclusive technological design in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).