The Kambule Masters Award recognises and encourages excellence in research and writing by Masters candidates at African universities, in any area of computational and statistical sciences.
Application Deadline: 12th April 2019, 11:59pm, Central African Time (CAT).
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be taken at (country): Any African country
About the Award: The Kambule Masters Award celebrates African research excellence: its recipients are those that uphold Thamsanqa Kambule’s legacy as a defender of learning, a seeker of knowledge, and activist for equality.
The award will be presented at the annual Deep Learning Indaba in August 2019. We welcome applications from students themselves, or nominations from their supervisors and mentors.
Masters theses in the broad area of computational and statistical sciences will be eligible. This includes, but is not restricted to: machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, probability, data science, information theory, econometrics, optimisation, statistical physics, biostatistics and bioinformatics, natural language processing, computer vision, and computational neuroscience.
The Awards Committee interprets the phrase “Masters thesis” to mean a dissertation in final form, i.e. approved by the student’s examinations board, e.g., public defence completed, or degree awarded.
The nominee must have been registered as a student and received their degree from an African university.
A dissertation may be nominated by the author, an academic who is in a position to comment on the merits of the work and the candidate (e.g., Masters supervisor, thesis examiner, academic mentor, collaborators), a department chair or head of department.
Theses completed during the period of 2016-2019 are eligible for nomination.
Nominations are welcomed from any African country.
The thesis can be in any language, although the Awards Committee may require English translations for full consideration of theses written in other languages.
All supporting letters and reports should be in English (or a translation supplied).
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: In partnership with Black in AI, the winner will receive a fully-sponsored trip to attend NeurIPS 2019 and the Black in AI workshop, co-located with NeurIPS, in December 2019. The winner will also be invited to speak at the Deep Learning Indaba in Nairobi in August 2019, and receive a cash prize of KES 35,000.
How to Apply: APPLY FOR KAMBULE MASTERS AWARD
It is important to go through all application guidelines on the Programme Webpage Links Below