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Research Assistance Grants and Special Activity Grants are available to the ASA centres, Alberta Educational Institutions, and individual members of the ASA. Applicants must be a member of the ASA and have confirmed ASA centre support (a letter confirming center support signed by the centre president must accompany the application). Joint projects between individual centres and other groups or institutions are particularly welcomed.

The ASA will fund, in part, projects which receive government or private support, on a cost-sharing basis. This relationship must be clearly articulated in the application and budget. Eligibility requirements listed above must be met.

Deadlines for Applications:
Applications must be submitted to the ASA Provincial Secretary no later than January 15th and September 15th. Only in exceptional circumstances and with prior approval of the Provincial President, may applications be submitted outside these deadlines.

  1. Requirements:
    Individuals or groups performing ASA funded projects must submit a follow-up report describing the program/activity suitable for publication in the Alberta Archaeological Review. This report must be accompanied by an acceptable financial statement submitted to the ASA by March 31st following completion of the project.
  2. The ASA will disclose to the Society at large the amount of funding allocated to each successful project in the annual ASA financial statement presented at the Annual Meeting and subsequently publish this information in the Alberta Archaeological Review.
  3. Acknowledgment of funding support from the ASA shall be made at events, in publications, presented papers, and on web pages, resulting from the funded project.

The ASA may from time to time agree to provide additional funding for a grant project. In such a case, the applicant should submit a written request to the Provincial Executive Secretary/Treasurer who will obtain the approval of the Provincial Executive for such a request to be considered. Such special projects may be research projects where the timing does not make it possible for funding to be obtained from more traditional sources.

Click here to download the Grant Guidelines (PDF)

Click here to download the Grant Application (PDF)