The Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships for Data-enabled Innovation program (GSS-DEI) is designed to enable promising students to succeed in the Emerging Technology Area of Data-enabled Innovation in and of itself or which additionally support the innovation priority areas of Environment & Climate, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Fibre/Bioindustrial and Health.
To provide the highly qualified personnel needed to drive Alberta’s innovation economy and provide the knowledge-based workforce to power economic growth for the Province of Alberta, Alberta Innovates has created the Graduate Student Scholarships for Data-enabled Innovation. These are scholarships for students who are completing a master’s or doctoral program in the following areas: 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.
Deadline: November 2
Value: Masters 26,000/year or Doctoral 31,000/year; Top Up award provided to students concurently holding major award(s)
- Domestic/PR/International students
- Registered in a full time, thesis -based masters or doctoral program
- First class average
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND CANADIAN STUDENTS WHO DO NOT CURRENTLY HOLD AN NSERC AWARD
Master’s students are eligible for a maximum of two years of funding. If a candidate participated in a graduate program prior to commencing the GSS, (as determined by the registration date on their transcripts) the term of the scholarship will be reduced by one year for each academic year of participation prior to commencing the scholarship.
If a Master's student who holds an AI scholarship transfers to a doctoral program during the scholarship tenure, the term of the scholarship may be extended up to a maximum of four years. The total award term is dependent on the start date of the student's Master's program.
Doctoral students are eligible for a maximum of four years of funding. For each full year they have been in their graduate program (as determined by the registration date on their transcripts) prior to commencing the Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship award, the term of scholarship will be reduced by one year, including any time spent completing a Master’s degree.