Alberta Conservation Association - Biodiversity Grant

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (December 1, 2023)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2023

Amount: up to $20,000

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Science


  • School of Graduate Studies

The ACA Grants in Biodiversity program is funded by the Alberta Conservation Association and operated through the Alberta Cooperative Conservation Research Unit - a partnership between the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge. With the announcement of the 2013 recipients, the 19 year old ACA Grants in Biodiversity has now awarded over $4 million dollars to 402 researchers. The research supported by the ACA Grants in Biodiversity ultimately aims to conserve, protect and enhance Alberta's fish, wildlife and natural habitats.

NOTE: This grant is for direct research costs - such as employment of student assistants, travel support, rental of equipment, field subsistence, purchase of supplies and incidentals. Overhead and grantee salary/stipends ineligible.


  • Maximum $20,000. Average grants are about $11,000


  • Masters, PhD (research must take place in Alberta)

Application Instructions:

When emailing your application in, please include the Graduate Funding Facilitator 

ACA Program Guide, Application and Instructions can be found on ACA website and on their Guidelines 2024 document.