Alberta Scholarships

Scholarships and awards in this listing are offered by the Government of Alberta and administered by Alberta Student Aid.

Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship

One award provided per year to support academically superior students undertaking full-time research education. Designed to enable students to succeed in Platform Areas of scientific research in the areas of: 

  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Omics


Master’s Full Value: $26,500 per year    Doctoral full value: $31,500 per year

  • Applicants not holding a major National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) award are eligible to receive the full value of the award.

  • Applicants who receive a NSERC award are eligible to receive the full value of the award as follows:
    • Major Award (e.g. NSERC) Top-up: $12,000 per year

Eligibility Criteria:

Open to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents living in Alberta.

Applicants must be pursuing full-time studies at either:

  • Athabasca University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Lethbridge

Selection Process:

Applicants are selected through a competitive process whereby each application is adjudicated by a review committee. The university receives strategic direction from Alberta Innovates each year to ensure that research projects are aligned with Alberta Innovate’s Platform areas.

Application Process:

Applicants apply through the Faculty of Graduate studies at their university.

  • Total number of awards vary at each university.
  • Application deadline may vary at each university. Applicants must contact their university for further information.

Many other scholarships and awards are offered by other organizations – and we encourage you to visit Alberta’s university and college websites to research the scholarships that they offer. For a listing of Alberta’s public post-secondary institutions, visit: