Graduate Student Scholarships

Alberta Innovates' HQSP and Centre Investments team funds scholarships for graduate students engaged in full-time research at Alberta’s universities in the platform areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Nanotechnology, and Omics. The former Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions also offers graduate student scholarships more specific to health. Please note that only one scholarship from Alberta Innovates is available to successful applicants at any one time.

This funding combines with other HQSP and Centre Investments programs to create the vibrant and progressive environment Alberta needs to achieve its goals in the areas of environment, energy, food and fibre, and health research. As an outcome of these efforts, Alberta is assured the availability of the high-quality graduate student and post-doctoral  fellow talent required for Campus Alberta institutions and the multi-disciplinary research teams comprising the Alberta Innovates Centres.


Scholarship Detail

The Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarships are open to Canadian, Permanent Resident and International Students.

Students in the following categories may apply, provided that they are pursuing graduate studies at an Alberta university in one of the research areas outlined below and meet eligibility requirements:

  • Canadian candidates, whether or not they hold a major (i.e. NSERC) award;
  • International candidates

All applications should be made to the appropriate university.

Scholarship terms vary from one to four years, depending on the circumstances of the applicant.

Scholarship requirements and conditions at the date of the award continue through the term of the scholarship.

Students who have been awarded an Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship must complete annual and final reports through the term of their award.

Multi-year scholarships are renewed annually after the first year upon satisfactory reporting by the student. 

Application Procedure

Each of the participating Alberta universities has scholarship application and evaluation processes specific to their institutions for students in programs of full time study. Applicants should check with the faculty of graduate studies at their home university for full descriptions and application details for the Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship. Click on the link appropriate to your circumstances for specific information:

Program Guidelines

Final Report**

** The final report pertains to all students, in all competitions awarded a GSS from Alberta Innovates.

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