Applicant Information


Important Dates

  • The 2025 competition is not open. It will open October 15, 2024 with a deadline of Friday, November 29, 2024. The old Guidelines and forms below can be helpful to do advance preparation, but ensure the current documentation is used when it is posted. 
  • Applications Timeline: December 1 (if December 1 is on a weekend, the deadline will be the previous business day)
  • Results Distributed: March 31


Applications for the ACA Grants in Biodiversity must be written by students and NOT by their supervisors. Supervisors are encouraged to advise the applicant and review the application, but the application is the work of the student. Applicants are advised to review the background of this grant program, and also the mission and values of Alberta Conservation Association.

  1. Guidelines and Application Instructions (2024 - provided for reference only)
  2. Advice from Adjudicators and Sample Applications


Applicants must complete two application forms: Part A and Part B. Be aware of your university's internal processes for grant application review - talk to your supervisor and research & grants office.  Allow yourself time to write the proposal, gather documentation, acquire your supervisor's signature, get internal approvals and assemble your submission. Both applications must be submitted to arrive at ACA before the deadline.