Collaboration Grants

Our joint collaboration grants include the Alberta Humanities Research Grant co-funded with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities at the University of Calgary, the Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant co-funded with the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan, and the UAlberta-ATA Collaboration grant co-funded with the Faculty of Education in partnership with the Alberta Teachers Assoication.


KIAS-CIH Alberta Humanities Research Grant

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH) are pleased to announce a joint research team building grant opportunity for interdisciplinary working groups at both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. This opportunity is designed to encourage the formation of research teams spanning both universities.

Deadline: Closed

Value: $10,000 ($5,000 at UAlberta and $5,000 at UCalgary) for a period of up to 18 months.

Proposals should include:

  • Title and discussion of the research focus (150 word maximum)
  • The names of the UAlberta PI and the UCalgary PI
  • Names of team members at the two universities and a brief discussion of how their expertise advances the work of the team
  • Discussion of research objectives, activities that will be undertaken, and outcomes (2 page maximum).
  • Brief budget that is directly connected to research plans.

Applications to be successful should:

  • Include a team of full-time faculty at both the UAlberta and the UCalgary. The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage collaboration between researchers at our two universities.
  • Include at least one face-to-face meeting at the UAlberta and/or the UCalgary
  • Be in an area of research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Be for research of national or international significance.

Applications will be adjudicated by a Joint Research Committee and only one team will be supported per year. Applicants will be informed by the beginning of TBA.

How to apply:

Applications are due can be submitted via email to kias@ualberta.ca. Note to UAlberta PIs: Please complete and attach RSO's 'Proposal Request' with the proposal. The 'Proposal Request' is created and submitted via the Researcher Home Page. Instructions can be found in the Quick Reference Guide - Request for New Application/Proposal/Project NEW: with Online Approvals. The 'Proposal Request' submitted to KIAS must show proof of online approval of the Department Chair and the Faculty Dean. You will need to check with your Research Facilitator to make sure you also follow RSO's internal review deadline.

Successful past applications: Examples of successful past applications can be found in our Successful Grants Library. (Log in to Google Apps with your U of A CCID to be able to view them)

For further information contact kias@ualberta.ca or cih@ucalgary.ca.

Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) at the University of Alberta together with the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan announce a joint research team building grant opportunity for teams at both UAlberta and USask. This opportunity is designed to encourage the formation of research teams spanning both universities.

Deadline: Closed

Value: $10,000 ($5,000 at UAlberta and $5,000 at USask) for a period of up to 18 months.

Eligible Applicants:

  • PIs should be full-time faculty at UAlberta or the USask. USask PIs should have an appointment in the College of Arts & Science.
  • PIs will not have received an Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant in the past.

Applications should include:

  • Title and discussion of the research focus (150 word maximum).
  • The names of the UAlberta PI and the USask PI.
  • Names of team members at the two universities and a brief discussion of how their expertise advances the work of the team.
  • Discussion of research objectives, activities that will be undertaken, and outcomes (2 page maximum).
  • Brief budget that is directly connected to research plans.

Applications to be successful should:

  • Include a team of full-time faculty at both the UAlberta and the USask. The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage ongoing collaboration between researchers at our two universities.
  • Include at least one face-to-face meeting at the UAlberta and/or the USask.
  • Be for research of national or international significance.
  • Be in an area of research in the Social Sciences, Humanities, or Fine Arts.
  • Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate significant planned research outputs and/or intest a future shared application for further tri-council or other large grant funding.

Applications will be adjudicated by a Joint Research Committee and only one team will be supported per year.

How to apply: Applications can be submitted via email to kias@ualberta.ca.

Note to UAlberta PIs: Please complete and attach RSO's 'Proposal Request' with the proposal. The 'Proposal Request' is created and submitted via the Researcher Home Page. Instructions can be found in the Quick Reference Guide - Request for New Application/Proposal/Project NEW: with Online Approvals. The 'Proposal Request' submitted to KIAS must show proof of online approval of the Department Chair and the Faculty Dean. Please check with your Research Facilitator to make sure you also follow RSO's internal review deadline.

UAlberta-ATA Research Collaboration Grant

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta, in partnership with The Alberta Teachers’ Association (the “Association”), is pleased to announce a Signature Collaborations grant programme to encourage the co-development of research collaborations between University of Alberta faculty and certificated Alberta teachers. The programme will fund up to four projects per years in the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 academic years. Projects must include at least two certificated Alberta teachers and at least two full-time UAlberta faculty members, one of whom must be in the Faculty of Education. Successful projects will be awarded a grant of $10,000 to be spent over 18 months.

Application deadline: Deadline - January 31, 2022
Value: $10,000 for a period of 18 months.

Guidelines and Criteria

These grants provide support for the co-development of research collaborations between University of Alberta researchers and certificated teachers in the province of Alberta. We will select the successful grants based on the following criteria:

  1. Appropriateness of the team. Is the project led by an interdisciplinary and intersectoral team capable of developing a research collaboration between teacher-researchers and faculty-researchers? Teams must include at least two certificated Alberta teachers and at least two full-time UAlberta faculty members, one of whom must be in the Faculty of Education. Ideally, the certificated Alberta teachers will also be engaged in current professional practice.
  2. Relevance of the research topic. Are the research questions relevant to K-12 education in Alberta? Do they fit the research priorities of the collaborating partners, especially the Alberta Teachers’ Association? Areas of research priority are guided by key findings emerging from a series of recent Alberta Teachers’ Association research studies. Priority topics this cycle are:

    1. Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in public education
    2. Teaching and learning through disruptions from COVID 19
    3. Student voices on the nature of schooling during COVID 19
    4. Leadership in times of COVID 19
    5. Curriculum within Alberta K-12 education
  3. Suitability of the research plan. Is the scope of work to be done manageable given the resources provided? Is the design of the activities appropriate for the proposed research questions? Does the team have access to the research subjects and/or data? Is the timeline and budget appropriate for the proposed activities? 
  4. Collaborative capacity development. Will the project position the team for further research? Will the team apply for funding from other sources like SSHRC at the end of the grant to continue this collaboration?

Proposals will be adjudicated by a joint review committee consisting of members from the Faculty of Education, KIAS and the Association.

Proposals

Proposals should include:

  1. Project Title and Public Summary (150-200 words)
    The project summary should be written for a lay audience as it will be shared with the public.
  2. Name and affiliation of the Principal Investigator (PI) on both the UAlberta and certificated Alberta teachers sides.
  3. Description of team (max. 1 page)
    Names and affiliations of team members with a brief discussion of how their expertise advances the work of the team.
  4. Project description (max. 3 pages or 1500 words)
    Discussion of research objectives, activities that will be undertaken, and outcomes.
  5. Timeline (can be a Gantt chart, or other graphical format, or bullet points)
    Successful projects are expected to start (i.e., REB approvals and CAP application as required) in January 2022 and to finish within 18 months.
  6. Budget (max. 1 page with justification)
    Budget items should be eligible expenses under SSHRC guidelines.

How to Apply

Applications should be emailed to KIAS (kias@ualberta.ca) in PDF format. Please complete and attach the UAlberta Research Services Office's 'Proposal Request' with the proposal. The 'Proposal Request' is created and submitted via the Researcher Home Page. Instructions can be found in the Quick Reference Guide - Request for New Application/Proposal/Project NEW: with Online Approvals. The 'Proposal Request' submitted to KIAS must show proof of online approval of the UAlberta Department Chair, the Faculty Dean and RSO. You will need to check with your Research Facilitator to make sure you also follow RSO's internal review deadline.

Results will be announced in December 2021. Successful projects are expected to start in January 2022. They will last 18 months with automatic 1 year extension if a reasonable explanation is provided. Research funds will be made available to investigators after providing proof of REB and CAP approvals if required for the project.

UAlberta-ATA Research Collaboration Grant: January 31, 2022

Kule Dialogue Grants: Ongoing

Kule Research Team Grants: Ongoing

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