Providing strategic funding for new technologies
Emerging technologies in fields such as information & communications technology, nanotechnology, and -omics have the potential to generate economic growth, improved environmental outcomes, and better healthcare services for Albertans.
This program provides funding to support priority-driven research, innovation and training in key sectors at eligible Campus Alberta post-secondary institutions.
Current Funding Opportunities
This program is currently closed for applications.
Strategic Research Projects has funded 29 projects to date, with a total amount equaling $20.2 million. You can see our previously funding programs here.
How the program works
We issue a call for proposals to address a current need for research and innovation in a key area, and provide funding to projects from from post-secondary institutions that address that need.
We accept proposals ranging from early-stage research to technology solutions with market potential, so long as the project aligns with the current call’s priorities. Funding can be used
Outcomes and impact
Strategic Research Projects funding enables the development of emerging technologies, encourages the employment and retention of highly-qualified personnel in Alberta, grows and diversifies the provincial economy, and generates better results for Albertans in essential areas such as business development, product production and distribution, environmental management, and healthcare.