The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is inviting applications for the AI for Science Program to look how AI can be used to better understand the world around and accelerate progress on some of today’s most fundamental and fascinating scientific challenges.
AI for Science is a stream in AIMS South Africa’s Master’s degree in Mathematical Science, made possible through a partnership with Google DeepMind.
The program sits at the exciting intersection of AI and the Sciences. This exciting program started with its first intake of students in September 2023.
It is a fully residential one-year taught masters with a research component. Applications are open to students from across Africa who are passionate about mathematics, artificial intelligence and machine learning.
They are looking for students who gaze at the stars and the world around them in wonder, and who want to use their talents to accelerate scientific discovery.
Benefits of participation
- Forty students will be selected for the 2024 intake, and each will be supported at AIMS with a full Google DeepMind scholarship.
- The scholarship covers everything: flights to and from South Africa, tuition, accommodation, living expenses, medical insurance, and costs for running AI experiments and doing research. There are also opportunities to connect with DeepMind’s researchers and engineers for mentoring and support.
Criteria for participation
To be eligible to apply for the AI for Science program, you have to:
- Be a resident in Africa at time of application
- Be a citizen of any country in Africa
- Have completed a four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree with an honours year by August 2024 (or December 2024 for southern African applicants).
- Your undergraduate degree could be in physics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering or any other discipline with a strong computational and mathematical component.
- The requirement of having completed either a four-year undergraduate degree or a three-year undergraduate degree with an additional honours year is a requirement for enrolling as a Master’s degree student in South Africa.
How to apply
Click here to apply. The deadline for application is Friday, March 29, 2024.
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