Through the Responsible Computer Science Challenge, USAID and Mozilla are supporting the conceptualization, piloting, and scaling of curricula that integrate interdisciplinary perspectives with computer science training. This process will educate a new wave of technologists to account for the human consequences of technology design and use, to reimagine our technology ecosystems, and to build a better future. The hope is that these educational experiences will provide future technologists with the historical and social context they need to better understand the impact of their work and equip them with frameworks to build responsible trustworthy technologies.Table of Content
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The Responsible Computer Science Challenge is open to accredited institutions of higher education and innovation hubs based in Kenya.
Institutions of Higher Education
The Principal Investigator (PI) listed on the award application must be an individual who is eligible to receive grants within a computer science, information science / technology, data science, sociology, science and technology studies and allied department or program. The PI may work individually to execute the outlined concept if funded or with a collaborative, cross-disciplinary team with members both inside and outside of the institution of higher education. Such teams can include representatives from across departments, student researchers, industry partners and independent researchers.
The Responsible Computer Science Challenge also supports the development of educational materials or training workshops at innovation hubs that directly help students and builders incorporate social and political perspectives in the design of new technologies. Principal investigators from innovation hubs should be contracted staff members who are authorized to plan and execute events for the hub’s networks.
Though cross-institutional teams are allowed (i.e. collaborations among multiple institutions of higher education and innovation hubs), if funded, award payments will only be made to the lead applicant organization with whom an award agreement will be signed.
Challenge submissions are judged by a panel of experts from academic, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations working in the fields of computer science, ethics, technology, and other experts from related domain areas. Selection criteria are designed to evaluate the merits of the proposed concept. The review criteria are as follows:
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