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Alberta Land Institute

Posted by Jaq-Lin Larder on October 12, 2021 in Research Funding

The Alberta Land Institute (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 the 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. 

Applicants must be eligible to apply for Tri-Agency funding through their academic institution. 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposals with ALI before submitting a formal application. Key documentation can be found on the ALI website


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). All applications in this stream are subject to pre-approval. 


Funder Deadline: November 8, 2021. Applications can be forwarded to

The entire application, including the application form, personal data forms and any supplementary material, should be provided as a single PDF file. It's expected that successful applicants will be notified by November 30, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Alberta Land Institute at or 780.492.3469.