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


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.


The Kule Dialogue Grants, Kule Collaborative Outreach Grants (COG), Kule Research Team Grants, and Kule Research Cluster Grants are designed to support research with the potential for national or international recognition.


  • Dialogue Grants - No Deadline
  • Team Grants - No Deadline
  • Collaborative Outreach Grants
    • Summer Deadline: June 1
    • Fall Deadline: October 1
    • Winter Deadline: February 1
  • Cluster Grants - Closed


Our collaboration grants include partnerships with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary, the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, and The Alberta Teachers' Association.


  • KIAS / CIH Collaboration Grant
    • September 16
  • UAlberta / ATA Collaboration Grant - Closed


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)

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.