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The ACA Grants in Biodiversity program for graduate students is funded by the Alberta Conservation Association. With the announcement of the 2017 Competition recipients, the 24 year old ACA Grants in Biodiversity has now awarded 5.2 million dollars to 506 graduate student researchers. The research supported by the ACA Grants in Biodiversity ultimately aims to conserve, protect and enhance Alberta's fish, wildlife and natural habitats.


2017 Competition Winners Announced

March 13, 2018 – The ACA Grants in Biodiversity program is pleased to announce that 20 graduate student projects will share $208,460 of funding this year. Students receiving funding this year hail from the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge and University of Saskatchewan. Projects include cougar kitten survival, Whirling disease hosts, Columbian ground squirrels, grassland plants and butterflies - as diverse as Alberta's outdoors!

2016/2017 Biennial Report Released

October 26, 2017 - The ACA Grants in Biodiversity program is pleased to present its 2016/2017 Biennial Report. The Biennial Report includes the final reports of grant recipients funded in 2014 and 2015 and a teaser of the work being conducted by 2016 recpients. This is a cover to cover read of some very promising work being done in the mountains, forests and plains of Alberta. (Note - digital version includes some corrections from the paper version.)

Next Competiton

The next ACA Grants in Biodiversity competiton announcement will be posted in September 2018. Past forms and instructions are a useful guide in preoparing for future competitons, but applicants must ensure they use current forms and instructions when preparing a final application.

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