Alberta Innovates

Supporting high calibre students undertaking full-time graduate studies in Emerging Technology Areas of scientific research important to Alberta

At a glance

Value

$26,000 master’s, up to two years
$31,000 doctoral, up to four years
$18,000 AGES top-up value
$12,000 Major Award top-up value

Citizenship

Unrestricted

Deadline

This competition is managed through the Graduate Award Competition (GAC)

See GAC application deadline

Degree type

Open to thesis-based students undertaking a full-time graduate program in research areas that are strategically important to Alberta.

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Research areas

Your research must fall within the descriptions of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) or Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Technologies (AMM) in and of themselves and which additionally support one, or more, of the following eligible Emerging Technology areas:

  • ICT – Communications Networks and Services
  • ICT – Internet of Things/Machine-to-Machine Systems
  • ICT – Advanced Data Management and Analytics, including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • ICT – Cybersecurity
  • ICT – Human Interaction with Digital Media
  • ICT – Quantum Computing, Devices and Processors

 

  • AMM – Automation (Including Robotics)
  • AMM – Lightweight Materials and Technologies
  • AMM – Additive Manufacturing
  • AMM – NanotechnologyAMM – Quantum Materials


Note: Students may not simultaneously hold the following scholarships: Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship, Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship (Technology), Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship for Data-enabled Innovation Scholarship, or Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship (Health).

Any students currently holding a graduate student scholarship up to and including the 20/21 awardees, will not be impacted by these changes. The guidelines in place for the year a student was awarded the GSS continue to apply. See the links above to access the applicable guidelines.

Preparing your application

You are encouraged to apply for awards when you have submitted your admissions application and received your University of Calgary student number (UCID). You are not required to meet the eligibility requirements in the terms of reference of an award when you apply, but if successful, you must meet the eligibility requirements at the time the award is paid.

Please ensure that you have completed the following two steps before submitting your application:

Read the terms of reference

Awards are based on merit. It is important to read and understand the award terms of reference listed on this page and/or on the agency, or donor website.

Know your eligibility

Read our guide to discover the polices and regulations that determines a student's award eligibility at the University of Calgary.

Award Guide: Eligibility

Terms of reference


Eligibility

See Alberta Innovates' guidelines.

Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships

Note

The Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships AGES top-up is only available to students who have applied for, and been awarded, both an Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarships award and Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships award.

The Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships Major Award top-up is only available to students who have applied for, and been awarded, both a major award and Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships award.

For the purposes of the Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships competition, a major award is defined as having a value of $17,500 or higher.

Application

This competition is managed through the Graduate Award Competition (GAC). The Graduate Award Competition opens November 1 of each year.

To submit your application go to your Student Centre and click the link Apply for Graduate Funding in the Financial Aid section of your home screen. Visit this page for detailed instructions.

**PLEASE NOTE TYPO (Award Selection component): The limit to describe your research alignment with Alberta Innovates is max. 250 CHARACTERS.**

Learn about the Graduate Award Competition

Deadline

This competition is managed through the Graduate Award Competition (GAC). The Graduate Award Competition opens November 1 of each year.