The Responsible Computing Challenge - supported by the Mellon Foundation, Omidyar Network, Schmidt Futures, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, USAID, Mozilla - fund academic teams that combine faculty and practitioners from Computing, Humanities, Library and Information Science, and Social Science fields in order to reimagine how the next generation of technologists will be educated. By reimagining and redesigning undergraduate curricula and pedagogy to be both intentionally interdisciplinary and inclusive of diverse perspectives, the goal is to support a new wave of technologists who will: 1) understand social and historical context, 2) think more critically about the design and use of technology, 3) deploy cultural sensitivity to recognize when and how technology work may perpetuate or deepen inequality, and 4) create visions for more equitable systems across the technology sector and in related fields to ultimately build more responsible and ethical tools, applications, platforms, policies, and social norms.
Opportunities in India
The Responsible Computing Challenge - India (RCC) supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Mozilla - will fund academic teams that combine faculty and practitioners from Computing, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Policy, and other Social Science fields to reimagine how the next generation of technologists will be educated.
Applications have closed.
Opportunities in Kenya
The Responsible Computing Challenge has launched a prize to encourage existing RCC awardees in Kenya to build larger communities around responsible computing—that go beyond classroom instruction—to enhance the outcomes and sustainability of RCC.
Successful entries will demonstrate they have expanded on the work of the RCC grant, cultivating interest and action among a diverse variety of stakeholders beyond computing students.By taking a learning-to-action approach and emphasizing responsible design and deployment outside the classroom, RCC grantees can ensure a wider group of stakeholders recognize the importance of responsible computing.
USAID will award a total of $100,000 in prize funding. Each RCC grantee will have the opportunity to win up to $12,500 in total, split across an initial award of $2,500 and a subsequent award of $10,000.
Project Descriptions are due by October 13, 2023.
Final Submissions are due by April 30, 2024.
Note: This prize is only available for current RCC awardees in Kenya.