Scholarships and Awards

KEY Big Data Scholarships

June 30, 2017

KEY, SFU’s Big Data Initiative, aims to support the next generation of big data research leaders. This KEY Graduate Scholarship provides an opportunity for Master's and PhD students to incorporate big data approaches, tools, and analysis into their research.This is a merit based award valued at $6,500.


  • Full-time, regular  student in a master’s or Doctoral program  and must normally have a 3.50 GPA
  • Must not already be holding a national award from SSHRC, NSERC, or CIHR, or their equivalent (i.e. SFU Entrance Scholarship or a major international award) during the period in which they wish to hold the KEY Scholarship
  • Have not received a KEY Scholarship over the course of their degree
  • Preference will be given to proposals from students whose previous research did NOT focus on data-driven tools, approaches, or analysis; or whose research impact will be enhanced through greater data-intensive approaches and analysis

The application deadline is July 20, 2017

Interested applicants should read the Terms of Reference to ensure they are eligible. Eligible applicants will apply using the Graduate Award, Application and Adjudication System (GA3). Interested applicants should search "KEY" in the keyword search on the Search tab (or "key" in lowercase -- it's case sensitive). 

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