Alberta Innovates Data-Enabled Innovation
Supporting high calibre students undertaking full-time graduate studies in the Emerging Technology Area of Data-Enabled Innovation
At a glance
$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
August 6, 2020, midnight
Open to thesis-based students undertaking a full-time graduate program in research areas that are strategically important to Alberta.
Your research must be related to Data-Enabled Innovation in and of itself or which additionally supports the innovation priority areas of Environment & Climate, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Fibre/Bioindustrial and Health.
These areas include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, computing, quantum technologies, communication technologies, cloud computing, augmented reality and virtual reality. Please note, this list is not exhaustive.
Note: Students may not simultaneously hold the following scholarships: Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship, Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship for Data-enabled Innovation Scholarship or Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship (Health).
Preparing your application
Students with a UCalgary student number (UCID) may apply for awards after submitting an application for admission. You do not need to be accepted into your program before you apply for awards.
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.
See the Alberta Innovates 2020/21 Graduate Student Scholarships for Data-Enabled Innovation Program Guide.
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.
Two references are required
- If you are currently in an academic program, one of the referees must be your supervisor or someone familiar with your current academic work
- References for admission may be used if they have been written in the last twelve months
- Read the information on references on our website
- Use Reference Form 1 and Reference Form 2
- Provide your referees with these documents: Tips for Writing a Scholarship Reference and Selection Criteria
- References must be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline is August 6, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.
All applicants will be notified via email of results regardless of success.