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Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence (in Canada), 2024/25
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence (in Canada), 2024/25

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 LEVEL : Masters, Research
 FUNDING : Partially Funded
 OPEN TO : All
 PLACE : Canada
STATUS : Closed

Application are currently being received for the Vector Scholarship in Canada. The Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence are merit-based awards that recognize top candidates pursuing AI-related studies in master’s programs recognized by the Vector Institute or who are following an individualized study path that is demonstrably AI-focused in Ontario, Canada.

The Scholarships will be awarded to students in both core technical programs and complementary fields such as business or health care. Scholarship recipients will also have priority access to exclusive career exploration and professional development opportunities, and research talks, to support and nurture their excellence in AI.

Programs can nominate eligible candidates who will or who have received an offer of admission. Candidates cannot apply directly for a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence. However, to support the nomination, candidates must supply a short statement and CV and solicit two referee reports to be sent directly to the program(s) to which the candidate is applying. Prospective students should alert the program of their interest in being nominated for a Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence.

Program Details

  • Host Institution: Universities or institutions in the province of Ontario that are recognized by the Vector Institute; or are in an AI-related discipline that offers individualized study paths that are demonstrably AI-focused.
  • Field of Study: AI-related master’s program (Please click here for more details).
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: One year.
  • Target group: Open to all.

Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence Benefits

Selected candidate for this scholarship to study in Ontario, Canada will receive a funding of $17,500 CAD for one full year of study.

Scholarship recipients become part of the Vector Institute’s community of renowned researchers, major Canadian companies, and AI startups solving high-impact problems. Recipients receive support for their education, and affiliation with Vector can open high-quality career options through Vector’s networking & career events, Digital Talent Hub and professional development.

Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence Eligibility

To be considered for this North America scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Entering a full-time master’s program in an AI-related field at an Ontario university. The program must be Vector-recognized or you must be pursuing an individualized study plan that is demonstrably AI-focused.
  2. Hold first-class standing (minimum of A- or equivalent) in the last two years of full-time equivalent study from a recognized university (typically 20 half-courses). Student transcripts should reflect preparedness for the proposed master’s program.
  3. Consideration will be given to nominees with upper second-class standing (B+) and relevant work experience, only if the rationale for consideration is included in the nomination package.

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Application instructions for the Vector Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence

Students cannot directly apply for the scholarship. Interested students should contact the graduate administrator of the AI-related master’s program to which they have applied to indicate their interest in being considered for nomination and confirm the date by which documents must be received.

Submission deadlines vary by university and by program; candidates should confirm deadlines with the graduate administrator of the program to which they have applied. Scholarship applications must be submitted through the program(s) of the prospective student who has applied. Inquiries about the scholarship can be sent to [email protected].

Nomination package requirements

Students may not directly submit to the scholarship. Prospective students must provide all the following components to their programs before the Vector nomination deadline of March 21, 2024 at 4 p.m. EST, and before any internal deadlines set by the institution submitting the nomination to be considered:

  1. Copies of all up-to-date transcripts (undergraduate and graduate, if applicable). Students who submit unofficial transcripts will be required to submit official transcripts if selected as scholarship recipients;
  2. Two references using the Referee Form, at least one of which is academic. Complete Referee Forms should be sent by the referee directly to the nominating program office and not to the student. Please reach out to your program administrator regarding the designated contact for the scholarship;
  3. An up-to-date one to two-page CV;
  4. A 250-word statement outlining your reason for pursuing a master’s in AI, relevant AI-related experience, and career aspirations;
  5. Self-Identification Form;
  6. If not enrolled in a Vector-recognized program, an approved study plan including a course list and a description of thesis/capstone project;
  7. If your GPA in the last two years of study is below A-, rationale for consideration of your nomination (i.e. describing extenuating circumstances)

Nominations will be received till at 4 pm (EST). For more details on the Vector Scholarship in Canada for Artificial Intelligence related studies, do not forget to check the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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