Grants in Biodiversity
ACA Grants in Biodiversity Program provides research funds to outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows doing Alberta-based research. The mandate of the program is to increase knowledge of the flora and fauna of Alberta, covering broadly the fields of biodiversity, conservation biology and ecology.
ACA’s Grants in Biodiversity Program is run in collaboration with the Alberta Co-operative Conservation Unit, which represents a consortium of Alberta universities including: University of Alberta, University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge. ACA’s annual financial contribution to the fund is $225,000.
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to submit applications. Successful applicants receive grants of up to $20,000 in support of field and research expenses. Grant applications are adjudicated once each year with results released in March. This year, 20 projects were supported.
The ACA Grants in Biodiversity Program is in its 15th year. To date, more than 3 million research dollars have been awarded to 302 graduate students from 15 universities. Applicants do not have to attend universities in Alberta, but their thesis research must be Alberta-based. Many recipients remain in Alberta after completing their degree programs.
For more information on current projects visit ACA Grants in Biodiversity Program, please contact:
Dr. Lee Foote, Program Director
Department of Renewable Resources
University of Alberta
Canada T6G 2H1
Phone: (780) 492-4020