Call for Applications

2021-2022 KIAS-CIH Alberta Humanities Research Grant

$10,000 available for interdisciplinary working group collaborations between the University of Alberta and The University of Calgary

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) and the Calgary Institute for the Humanities (CIH) are pleased to announce a joint research team building grant opportunity for interdisciplinary working groups at both the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. This opportunity is designed to encourage the formation of research teams spanning both universities.

Deadline: April 15, 2022

Value: $10,000 ($5,000 at UAlberta and $5,000 at UCalgary) for a period of up to 18 months.

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Deadline and term

April 15, 2022

Application deadline

June 1, 2022

Research activities begin. Working group funds must be spent and all expenses submitted for payment by December 31, 2024.

Proposals should include:

  • Title and discussion of the research focus (150 word maximum)
  • The names of the UAlberta PI and the UCalgary PI
  • Names of team members at the two universities and a brief discussion of how their expertise advances the work of the team
  • Discussion of research objectives, activities that will be undertaken, and outcomes (2 page maximum).
  • Brief budget that is directly connected to research plans.


Applications to be successful should:

  • Include a team of full-time faculty at both the UAlberta and the UCalgary. The purpose of this opportunity is to encourage collaboration between researchers at our two universities.
  • Include at least one face-to-face meeting at the UAlberta and/or the UCalgary
  • Be in an area of research in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Be for research of national or international significance.
  • Budget items should be eligible expenses under the Tri-Agency Guide on Financial Administration; please contact us in advance if you anticipate unusual expenses.

How to apply

Applications are due Friday, April 15, 2022 and can be submitted via email to and Note to UAlberta PIs: Please complete and attach RSO’s “Request New Application” form with the proposal (you will need to check with your Research Facilitator to make sure you also follow RSO’s internal review deadline). For further information contact or

Applications will be adjudicated by a Joint Research Committee and only one team will be supported per year. Applicants will be informed of the results in early May.

How to apply:

Applications can be submitted via email to and Note to UAlberta PIs: Please complete and attach RSO's 'Proposal Request' with the proposal. The 'Proposal Request' is created and submitted via the Researcher Home Page. Instructions can be found in the Quick Reference Guide - Request for New Application/Proposal/Project NEW: with Online Approvals. The 'Proposal Request' submitted to KIAS must show proof of online approval of the Department Chair and the Faculty Dean. You will need to check with your Research Facilitator to make sure you also follow RSO's internal review deadline.

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. 

Successful past applications: Examples of successful past applications can be found in our Successful Grants Library. (Log in to Google Apps with your U of A CCID to be able to view them)

For further information contact or