Kule Research Experimentation Grant

Funding Amount: $3,000 - $7,500

Deadlines: There is no deadline for submission. Submissions will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until June of 2023.

Purpose: With new technologies and methods continually being introduced it is important to support researchers eager to learn new methods, new skills, and explore new ways of conducting research that could enhance existing practices.

The Kule Research Experimentation Grant is designed to provide support for SSHRC researchers who want to explore new methods, technologies and techniques that could apply to their research. It is a grant to support learning, experimentation and innovation. Researchers might want to learn a new language, develop technical skills, try a new methodology, or explore creative practices in their field.

The applicant must be a full-time faculty member at the UAlberta.

Proposals must include the following:

  • Title of project / proposal
  • Brief description of the relevant background of the principal investigator and any colleagues involved
  • Description of project / activity including:
    • Skill you are looking to develop (if applicable)
    • How it is experimental or innovative for your field of research
    • What you hope to achieve
    • How you would assess its usefulness / effectiveness
    • The feasibility of being able to complete your learning/experiment with the funding provided
  • Brief budget with one or two line explanation of items

Researchers are expected to report at least once a year for the duration of the project. 

Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact KIAS after their project has ended to report successes and enlist support in disseminating their findings / learnings to the university community.

Adjudication: KREG submissions will be reviewed by the Research Committee.

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. 

Contact kias@ualberta.ca for more information.

KIAS Research Cluster Grant LOI: November 18, 2022

UAlberta/ATA Research Grant: November 18, 2022

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Kule Dialogue Grants: Ongoing

Kule Research Team Grants: Ongoing

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