One award is provided per year to support academically superior students undertaking full-time research education. Applicants must be pursuing full-time studies at either:

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

The program is designed to enable students to succeed in Platform Areas of scientific research in the areas of: 

  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Nanotechnology

Value:

Master’s full value: $26,000 per year         
Doctoral full value: $31,000 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/international students living in Alberta.

Applicants must be pursuing full-time studies at either:

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

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.

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.

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: