CONNECTING RESEARCH AND POLICY FOR BETTER LAND MANAGEMENT

Call for Proposals

2021 Call for Proposals - Soil Health

THE ALBERTA LAND INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES A CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR ITS RESEARCH GRANTS COMPETITION 

ALI is seeking proposals for research that can assist decision-makers to enhance stewardship efforts and improve environmental outcomes for soil health. ALI is interested in a better understanding of soil health information and education, regulation and policy, and funding and incentives.

Research proposals are now being accepted in the Sustainable Agriculture research area, specifically focused on our Soil Health Initiative. ALI is particularly interested in proposals focused on exploring the linkages between agricultural practices, policies, and soil health. Proposals taking an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach are welcome.

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact ALI’s Research Director before submitting a formal application.

Key documents:

Budget:

  1. A maximum of $75,000 for a one-year period. The expected date of completion is December 2022. Funding for continuation of the research may be available in subsequent years depending on the potential policy implications and the proposed approach.
  2. A maximum of $150,000 for up to two-years. The research will be funded in partnership with RDAR (Results Driven Agricultural Research). For more information on RDAR, see www.rdar.ca. All applications in this stream are subject to pre-approval.

Applicants (i.e., Principal Investigators) must be eligible to apply for Tri-Agency funding (i.e. CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) through their academic institution.  

The deadline for receipt of applications is  NOVEMBER 8, 2021.  Applications can be forwarded to  albertalandinstitute@ualberta.ca.  The entire application, including the application form, personal data forms and any supplementary material, should be provided as a single PDF file. We expect that successful applicants will be notified by NOVEMBER 30, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Alberta Land Institute at albertalandinstitute@ualberta.ca / 780.492.3469 

Please visit the Alberta Land Institute website http://www.albertalandinstitute.ca to learn more about the organization.

We encourage you to distribute this notice to colleagues you feel would be interested in working with ALI. 

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