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

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 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.

Award Guide: Eligibility

Terms of reference


See the Alberta Innovates 2020/21 Graduate Student Scholarships for Data-Enabled Innovation Program Guide.

Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships


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.


Eligible applicants must submit the completed form to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office.

2020 AI DEI Application

MAC users follow these instructions


Two references are required


The deadline is August 6, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted.


All applicants will be notified via email of results regardless of success.