The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) is a major endowed research institute based at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. KIAS supports interdisciplinary and collaborative research in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts, focusing on research with the potential for national or international recognition.
We support UAlberta faculty via a robust grant programme and in-person and digital networking initiatives to help researchers connect with each other and launch interdisciplinary research teams.
Our regular research funding program features Dialogue Grants, Research Team Grants, and Research Cluster Grants. Our special grants include the CRAfT Digital Research Archive Grant, the Alberta Humanities Research Grant, the Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant, the Kule Econferencing Grants, and the UAlberta-ATA Signature Research Collaboration Grant.
Browse the tabs or learn more about our research grants on our Funding page, and check out our upcoming events and networking opportunities on our News & Events page!
Dialogue Grants support research meetings, networking, outreach, and conferences to help researchers organize, present, or disseminate research. Networked dialogues can raise the visibility of research using the internet and digital tools. Flexible support available, generally $2000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Read more
Research Team Grants support the formation of interdisciplinary research teams that have the potential to achieve national or international recognition for reseach. Teams are prioritized for further funding. Flexible support up to $7500. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Read more
Research Cluster Grants support sustained activities of an interdisciplinary research team that can raise the team to the level where it has a national or international research impact. Flexible support available, up to $100,000. Annual call for short proposals. Read more