Alberta Innovates (Technology)

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 be related to Information and Communications Technology (ICT)Nanotechnology, or Omics (Omics consists of: Genomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Transcriptomics and Regulomics) and which supports the innovation priority areas of Environment & Climate, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Fibre/Bioindustrial and Health.

Note: This program will not support medical or health-related research initiatives that qualify for support from the Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentships (Health), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), or similar medical research agencies. Candidates performing research that is clearly health-related must apply directly to Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentships (Health), CIHR or similar medical research agencies.

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


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 2021 Graduate Award Competition will open in November 2020.

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.

Learn about the Graduate Award Competition

Deadline

The deadline is February 1, 2021, unless your program has an earlier deadline. Confirm your program’s deadline as late applications will not be accepted.