Call for Proposals

Alberta Land Institute Calls for Proposals for Research Grants


The Alberta Land Institute (ALI) supports research through calls for proposals for research grants which are issued annually or from time to time. Research proposals on any topic within the Institute’s Areas of Study may be submitted for consideration unless the call for proposal is focused on a particular research question or theme.

ALI supports research across disciplines. The Institute’s welcomes proposals in any of the following Research Categories:

Discovery Research: Research undertaken to identify and examine emerging and future issues critical to the Institute’s mandate and areas of study (link). Successful proposals in this category will articulate broad research questions, inform long-range policy development using different disciplines and theoretical perspectives, and offer or inspire new information or innovative solutions to land use and land use management problems. Multi-year proposals may be considered in this category.

Policy Research: Projects focusing on a specific issue of immediate and critical concern to ALI’s stakeholders, providing concrete analysis of policy alternatives, land use instruments, etc., and supported by comprehensive academic research. The primary purpose of projects in this category is to fill knowledge gaps and support decision-making in Alberta.

Educational Projects: Projects aimed at translating and transmitting existing or new ALI or other relevant knowledge beyond the academic community in order to shed light on issues specifically relevant to ALI’s partners and stakeholders and to support public discussion and policymaking in Alberta.



The Call for Proposals for 2021 will be announced in spring 2021. If you would like to be alerted for the request to submit, please send us a request.

The theme of the call in 2021 has been identified as Soil Health and Policy. 

Other proposals related to ALI’s Areas of Study may also be considered. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact ALI’s Research Director to discuss the suitability and scope of the proposal prior to formal submission.


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