The Vector Scholarships 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. Scholarships will be awarded to students in both core technical programs and complementary fields such as business or health care.
In order to be considered for a scholarship, students planning to enroll in an AI master’s program in the 2021-22 academic year must meet eligibility criteria including the submission of all necessary documentation to the administrator of the master’s program to which they have applied by the date set by the program. Contact the program’s graduate administrator to confirm the date by which documents must be received.
University programs submit nominations to the Vector Institute. The Vector Institute does not accept applications directly from prospective students.
Information for Students
Note: 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 to confirm the date by which documents must be received.
The Vector Institute will award up to 115 scholarships to meritorious students who pursue a full-time AI-related master’s degree in the Province of Ontario in the 2021-22 academic year. Scholarships are valued at $17,500 CAD for one full year of study.
Description of Ideal Candidate:
Eligibility for Scholarships
For candidates to be considered for a VSAI, all the following conditions must be met:
Candidates must be accepted into either: A) a recognized full-time AI-related master’s program; or B) a full-time master’s program not currently recognized, but in which candidates will pursue an individualized plan of study that is demonstrably AI-focused.
Candidates must register for full-time study and begin their AI-related master’s program in 2021-22.
Candidates must hold first-class standing (minimum of A- or equivalent) in the last two-years of study (full time equivalent) in an honours undergraduate program from a recognized university. Consideration will be given to candidates with upper second class standing (B+) and relevant work experience or where extenuating circumstances apply (describe reason for consideration).
Two referee reports must be completed using the downloaded fillable PDF VSAI referee report form submitted to the program in which the candidate will register. At least one of the reports must be from an academic referee. [Candidates should seek references at soon as possible and complete the top portion of the referee form before emailing the form to their referees for them to fill out].*
Candidates must supply a 250-word statement outlining their reason for pursuing a master’s in AI, relevant AI-related experience, and career aspirations.*
Candidates must be nominated by the program in which they intend to register.
*Programs are asked to please communicate these requirements to AI master’s applicants who may be considered for nomination for a VSAI. In addition, advise them of the name and email address of the program contact to which materials should be sent and the deadline for submission which must be in advance of Vector’s submission deadline of April 3, 2020 to allow for ranking and compilation of the nomination package.
Cost/funding for participants:
Up to 115 VSAI will be awarded in 2021-22, each valued at $17,500 for one year (prorated for programs less than 12 months duration).
To apply for this job please visit vectorinstitute.ai.