Types of Grants

Three types of grants are available for the current grant competition. The deadline for submission is 4:00 pm, Friday September 1st, 2017. To read more about this competition, please see 2017 Grant Overview.

Seed Grant

Seed Grants are intended to support the planning and development of a potential research project in topic areas relevant to PolicyWise. Seed Grants enable PolicyWise to invest in the beginning stages of future research, thereby facilitating the generation of new knowledge and evidence in these areas.

Seed Grants are not intended to fund the conduct of a research project, and are not available to augment existing research funding. Potential Seed Grant activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing a research team
  • Building partnerships
  • Feasibility assessment
  • Environmental scan
  • Addressing a methodological issue
  • Pilot studies or baseline data collection
  • Demonstration studies
  • Proposal preparation

The maximum funding available for a Seed Grant is $10,000. The term of the grant is 12 months.

Please refer to the Seed Grant terms and conditions for eligibility requirements and further details.

Seed Grant terms and conditions

Seed Grant application form

Seed Grant review criteria

 

Grant

The Grant funding competition provides funding for research teams to answer policy-relevant research questions in the areas of child, family and community research.

Potential Grant activities include but are not limited to:

  • Small-scale research studies
  • Independent component or phase of a larger study
  • Pilot studies
  • Survey- or questionnaire-based studies
  • Qualitative research
  • Community-based research
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Close out grants

The maximum funding available for a Grant is $40,000. The term of the grant is 12 months.

Please refer to the Grant terms and conditions for eligibility requirements and further details.

Grant terms and conditions

Grant application form

Grant review criteria

 

Doctoral Award

PolicyWise’ full-time Doctoral Award enables academically superior, post-candidacy PhD students to undertake full-time research training with funding provided for a two-year period. The award consists of a stipend and a research allowance. One Doctoral Award is available for this competition.

Doctoral Award applicants must be engaged in a full-time PhD program at an Alberta Institution for the full duration of the award. Applicants must have successfully completed their candidacy examination before the application deadline.

The maximum funding available for a Doctoral Award is $64,000. The term of the grant is 24 months.

Please refer to the Doctoral Award terms and conditions for eligibility requirements and further details.

Doctoral Award terms and conditions

Doctoral Award application form

Doctoral Award review criteria