What is Challenge Fund?
The purpose of Challenge Fund is to
- Address and seek solutions of the problems which are seemingly unsolvable.
- Involve general people to find solutions of these problems.
- Create enthusiasm among the people of a fair competition and winning awards and recognition in solving national problems.
- Trigger early stage nationwide scalable innovation and offer required financial and technical support.
Guiding Principal of Challenge Fund
Build local partnerships
Making class notes and lectures accessible for university students with disabilities
A student with disability often lag behind in classroom. It is very difficult for them to keep up with the pace of lectures delivered in the class. They either rely on their classmates or seek extra help from teachers. In case any visually impaired student misses any lectures, he/she can’t get any accessible notes from his/her classmates. These dependency make them more demotivated and reluctant.
An innovative idea or project proposal is expected that will allow students with disabilities who are studying at university to easily access all the academic contents and lecture notes of the classes. A solution is expected where the students with disabilities can keep note of lectures and can later use them for studying at home, other students will also be highly benefitted from this solution as well. It has to be accessible for a diverse group of persons with disabilities so that they do not miss out on any important lessons.
Who is eligible to apply?
Any consortium/organization is eligible to apply if the solution is practical and feasible.
Can I apply with a non-technical solution?
No. Only technical solutions are encouraged.
Can I enter the competition as an individual?
NO. Any individual interested to apply must get associated with an organization before applying.
How many steps of evaluation are there in the process?
3 steps. Shortlisting, Screening and Technical Expert Panel Evaluation.
What is the winning prize?
-Maximum fund of 25 lac BDT for piloting the project. The amount of fund will be decided by Technical Expert Panel and Executive Committee of a2i.
When will the results be announced?
The selected proposal applicants will be contacted from a2i as soon as the evaluation process has been completed.
What to do if I don’t get a confirmation mail?
It would usually mean you are have not been qualified.
Where to contact for technical problems?
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