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Organizations (Hubs) Managing Regional Innovation Networks for Responsible Artificial Intelligence to Improve Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health (SRMH) Outcomes (IDRC)

Deadline: 11 August 2022

Artificial Intelligence for Global Health (AI4GH) addresses complex global health challenges by harnessing artificial intelligence to inform health system planning and decision making in the Global South.

Canada's IDRC seeks proposals to establish regional research hubs in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to harness responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve sexual, reproductive and maternal health.

Responsible AI refers to AI innovations that are ethical, respect human rights, inclusive and contribute to environmental sustainability.

The hubs will establish, manage and support implementation research networks in their respective region based on a competitive selection process. Each hub will be managed by an institution (or consortia of institutions) based in the region.

The evidence and collaborative engagement supported by these hubs will advance how responsible AI approaches and solutions can be used to improve more equitable and inclusive sexual, reproductive and maternal health outcomes.

This Call for Proposals is open to select individual organizations or consortia headquartered in the respective region (MENA, LAC and Asia) with preference given for organizations in low- and middle-income countries (including Colombia). The organisers encourage applications from interdisciplinary teams and consortia.

This Call for Proposals is not open to individuals or government ministries and agencies, but it is open to public research institutes and public university centres, labs and departments.

Applicants from the United Nations system may not apply to this Call as leads or co-applicants. UN organizations may participate as collaborating organizations.

A grant of up to CAD 1,225,000 will be issued for the hubs in Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), and a grant up to CAD 750,000 will be issued for a hub in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Deadline: Thursday, 11 August 2022

Further information: IDRC Funding portal; full call for proposals (English, French);

[Boletín SIUN 591, 7/8 de julio de 2022]