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 regional collaboration grants include the Alberta Humanities Research Grant co-funded with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary and the Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant co-funded with the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan. We also have special targeted grants such as the CRAfT Digital Research Archives Grant offered in collaboration with the University of Alberta Libraries' Digital Initiatives and the Arts Resource Centre, the Kule Econferencing Grants co-sponsored with UAlberta's Energy Systems signature area and the Future Energy Systems research program, and the UAlberta-ATA Signature Research Collaboration Grants offered in partnership with the Faculty of Education and The Alberta Teachers' Association.


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.