Application Deadline April 30, 2022
Note: Applications received after this date will be considered in the next round.
WDSI awards subsidies and grants to institutions to cover substantial costs involved in the accreditation and procurement of advanced teaching-learning resources and student certification on future-ready vendor-neutral and cross-platform knowledge standards. The key WDSI objective is to get universities in many emerging countries launch degree programs in data science, artificial intelligence and blockchain, and achieve the world-class faster by helping them embrace and adopt the accreditation-certification combination. Periodically, WDSI hand-picks well-performing institutions across countries for their potential for becoming models in informational and digital technology education and research, and invites them to get accredited on international standards, and offer global certifications to their students on WDSI subsidized fee.
The World Data Science Initiative targets around USD 300 million in subsidies and grants by year 2030 to help reduce the accreditation cost-burden for applicant-institution. These grants-in-aid and subsidies are not provided to institutions. They are directly sent to official accreditors and empaneled experts offering services to awardee institutions being accredited. These subsidies/ grants reflect as reduced invoiced costs of content, certification, knowledge, and process that applicant-institutions incur during accreditation or while setting up their centers of excellence or their data science schools.Click here to check details and apply!
The Initiative seeks to assist applicant-institution through subsidies and grants in the following activities:
NOT COVERED IN THE SUBSIDY/ GRANT: Costs of construction and appointment of facilities; Salary of staff/ fee of external consultants/ infrastructure/ construction/ hardware/ equipment/ computers/ third party software.
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Five categories of institutions are eligible for applying for WDSI subsidy/ grants:
The World Data Science Initiative offers subsidy only for accreditation and CoE set-up services. A few essential facts about the Initiative must be kept in mind by all applicants:
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