Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Grant
Type of Grant: In-Kind Software and Services
Eligible Award Amount: Up To $50,000 Over 5 Years
Application Deadline – October 5, 2020
CAMPUS CONSORTIUM GRANT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
It is the mission of the Consortium to help institutions use technology to achieve their strategic plans, modernize the student experience and make education more accessible and affordable for the communities served. Campus Consortium grant programs are designed to provide awarded institutions with in-kind solutions and services that are powered by technology partners who have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to serving the needs of campuses and have a track record of successful implementations.
The Campus Consortium has partnered with UnifyedTM and BlackBeltHelpTM to provide the technology platform and services for the Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Grant.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CHATBOT GRANT OVERVIEW
The Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Grant is designed to provide awarded institutions with the requisite licenses and services to a comprehensive Artificial Intelligence Chatbot service. Following the Campus Consortium’s due diligence process, up to 10 institutions may receive up to $50,000 in software licenses, support and implementation services for a term of up to five (5) years.
Please note: Only a limited number of institutions will be awarded.
BENEFITS OF THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CHATBOT GRANT
Starting from information on Learning Management System to any issue related to computers, desktops, smart phones, network connectivity, printers or scanners, the exclusive help desk support can address password reset requests and queries within seconds resulting in higher levels of engagement and student satisfaction rates.
The help desk support aims to utilize AI’s superhuman abilities to increase precision while reducing the help desk costs and response time to end users’ queries. This solution will offer:
- 10x faster resolution of students’ inquiries related to IT
- Automated replies to frequently asked questions
- Ability to handle multiple end users at the same time
- Round-the-clock end-user support
- Super low cost of implementation and maintenance
WHO CAN APPLY & WHAT IS THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA?
- Accredited Higher Education institutions and K-12 schools are eligible to apply.
- Institutions are eligible to apply for multiple grants. Separate applications are required for each grant pursued.
- Applicants are required to demonstrate institutional purpose in the form of a “letter of intent” signed by Dean/President or member of campus leadership team. The letter should indicate the challenges the solution aims to solve and why the grant would be helpful to the institution.
Please note: If your institution has previously received a grant award for other Campus Consortium grants, your campus is eligible to apply for this grant.
GRANT APPLICATION DATES AND DEADLINES
- Grant Application Submission – Application will be accepted until October 5, 2020, 5 PM ET
- (For Shortlisted Applicants) Grant Assessment & Technical Due Diligence Interview
- (For Awardees) Grant Award Package Walkthrough
- (For Awardees) Grant Award Master License and Services Agreement
- (For Awardees) Grant Award Statement of Work/SOW
- Grant Project Kick-Off
- Campus Consortium intends to announce Grant Awardees by November 13, 2020
Dates and deadlines are subjected to change based on the number of applications received.