KIAS supports research in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at the University of Alberta.

Our regular funding program features Dialogue Grants, Research Team Grants, and Research Cluster Grants focusing on research with the potential for national or international recognition.

Our collaboration grants include the Alberta Humanities Research Grant co-funded with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary and the UAlberta-ATA Signature Research Collaboration Grants offered in partnership with the Faculty of Education and The Alberta Teachers' Association.

We also have special targeted grants such as the Kule Research Experimentation Grant.


Grant applicants must be full-time continuing faculty members or other academic staff eligible to hold Tri-Council research funding at UAlberta as per the University's "Eligibility to Apply for and Hold Research Funding" policy. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please contact your Research Facilitator in the University's Research Services Office.

More Information and Resources

For application details and requirements use the navigation menu and visit the relevant grant page.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information or check out our FAQ page to see if we already have an answer for you! You can also browse our Successful Grants Library to see examples of past successful applications to our various grants. (Log in to Google Apps with your U of A CCID to be able to view them)

For other funding opportunities in the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts check out our research funding map.

Special Note: The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive research community and recognizes that achieving a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive research environment is essential to creating the excellent, innovative, and impactful research necessary to advance knowledge and understanding, and to respond to local, national and global challenges.

Below are links to resources at the University of Alberta and Universities Canada that can assist you in incorporating EDI practices into planning your research proposals. 

UAlberta / ATA Collaboration Grant: February 18, 2024

KIAS / CIH Collaboration Grant: April 15, 2024

Kule Dialogue Grants: Open

Kule Research Team Grants: Open

KIAS Research Cluster Grant LOI: Closed

Frequently Asked Questions

Successful Grants Library

Research Funding Map for the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Fine Arts