An open call to the global academic community in order to find and realize proposals and projects that can help mitigate the impact of the pandemic. It it the initiative of the Global Grad Show, an innovation platform for graduate students across the world, that usually shows during Dubai Design Week, held in partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), and supported by A.R.M. Holding and Dubai Culture.
The ideas must identify and address a critical issue surrounding Covid-19, which can range from home quarantine to decontamination of public areas, to enhanced patient screening methods and statistical disease prediction models. The call is open to the international community of students and professors from all disciplines and universities around the world. Any selected proposal will receive an academic award in the form of a scholarship, covering the annual tuition fee of the selected student or establishing a research scholarship of equivalent value for the department of the selected professor.
“Covid-19 is entangling the world in a healthcare challenge and creating a tailspin of circumstances that needs to be addressed to safeguard our communities, the global economy, and the way we live and interact with each other overall. With the full support of ICD and a consortium of institutions, the Global Grad Show will help enable its creative community to challenge the global threats the world faces today,” commented ICD Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mohammed I. Al Shaibani.
Applicants can register their interest and project details using the form on this page https://www.globalgradshow.com/covid-19/ until the 2nd of April. Any selected project will be announced by 16th April.