Scholarships and Awards

Alberta Innovates Scholarship (Health-related) Programs

Alberta Innovates in Health Innovation offer funding and support for students and trainees at all levels. These opportunities support the training of future leaders, so that they gain broad experience that will help them succeed in launching careers in academia, industry, government or elsewhere.

Please note that FGSR does not administer the application for the following Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentships. For more details about health-related programs, please visit the Alberta Innovates website.


The Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentships in Health Innovation (AI GSHI) combine research training stipends with mentorship and career development allowances to better position emerging talent for high-impact careers in Alberta’s health research and innovation (R&I) ecosystem.

The AI GSHI includes a $30,000 per year research training stipend and a career development allowance ($2,000 annually) for a maximum of 36 months across all graduate training. A maximum of twelve months of support is available towards a Master’s degree. For detailed eligibility criteria and application process, please visit the AI GSHI website.

Program Guide: 2019 AI Graduate Studentships in Health Innovation


The Alberta Innovates SPOR Graduate Studentships provides opportunities for individuals enrolled in a thesis-based Master’s or PhD program at an Alberta university to undertake patient-oriented health-related research.

This Studentship provides one year of funding support towards the first year of a thesis-based Master’s or Doctoral degree, consisting of a stipend of $30,000. For detailed eligibility criteria and application process, please visit the AI SPOR website.

Program Guide: 2019 Alberta SPOR Graduate Studentships in Patient-Oriented Research