COVID-19 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 26, 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.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CHATBOT GRANT OVERVIEW
Due to the recent C19 pandemic, the Campus Consortium has partnered with UnifyedTM and BlackBeltHelpTM to provide the technology platform and services for the Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Grant. The Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Grant is designed to help institutions address the high call and query volume they are receiving by providing UnifyedTM Yoda or BlackBeltHelpTM Neo Rapid Response, an AI-enabled chat service that can help answer FAQ and provide self-help assistance to students, faculty and staff. The Artificial Intelligence Chatbot Grant will provide awarded institutions with the requisite licenses and services to a comprehensive Artificial Intelligence Chatbot solution. 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
The Grant will help institutions implement a solution that gets constituents rapid responses to FAQs. The Rapid Response AI-enabled chat service allows for:
- FAQs to be addressed 24×7 with Anytime Anywhere Access
- Improved student engagement during COVID-19 crisis
- Faster responses
- Reduces errors and miscommunication by standardizing your FAQ repository and resource guides
USERS OF THESE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORMS
- Columbia University (Unifyed Yoda)
- Wharton Online of University of Pennsylvania (Unifyed Yoda)
- University of Illinois (Unifyed Yoda)
- MassBay Community College (BlackBeltHelp Neo)
- Pasadena City College (BlackBeltHelp Neo)
- Southern University (BlackBeltHelp Neo)
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 26, 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 December 4, 2020
Dates and deadlines are subjected to change based on the number of applications received.