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 World Data Science Initiative targets around USD 250 million in subsidies and grants to help reduce the cost-burden for applicant-institutions. These grants-in-aid and subsidies are directly deployed at the source-stage. They help reduce the 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.
The Initiative seeks to assist applicant-institutions through subsidies and grants in the following activities:
Salary of staff/ fee of external consultants/ infrastructure/ construction/ hardware/ equipment/ computers/ third party software is NOT covered in the grants.
Seven categories of beneficiaries are eligible for application:
The World Data Science Initiative does not offer any financial assistance in cash. A few essential facts about the Initiative must be kept in mind by all applicants:
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