ACA Research Grant

At Alberta Conservation Association (ACA), we believe it is our responsibility to join and support the collective effort to conserve, protect and enhance Alberta’s fish, wildlife and habitat. In addition to delivering conservation programs throughout the province, we administer a fund that has been awarding conservation grants since 1997. Funded by the province’s anglers, hunters and other conservationists,  ACA’s Grants program supports projects that benefit Alberta’s wildlife and fish populations, and the habitat they depend on.


Anyone qualified to conduct high quality research can apply if they have a suitable research project, with the exception of Federal or Provincial Government employees and ACA staff.  Graduate student and post-doc projects have to be submitted by the project supervisor (i.e. faculty member). A graduate student can, however, apply directly to the ACA Grants in Biodiversity; this is  often a better option for graduate student projects, due to the level of competition in the ACA Research Grants. You cannot apply with the same project to both the ACA Research Grants and ACA Grants in Biodiversity.

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Agency Name: 
Alberta Conservation Association (ACA)
Contact Name: 
Sola Fasunwon
Grant Amount: 
There is no maximum specified, but special justification would be expected if over $40,000 was requested. The average grant awarded in previous year's has been approximately $18,500.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Internal Deadline: 
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: