Water Innovation Program

Alberta Innovates Water Innovation Program (WIP) is a flagship program for the Government of Alberta focused on the advancement of knowledge and innovation in support of the Water for Life Strategy and Alberta’s Water Research and Innovation Strategy and has the following goals:

  • Building projects to enhance scientific understanding and developing best practices in managing water security, risk and vulnerability
  • Ensuring excellence in watershed stewardship and ecosystem management
  • Developing energy efficient technologies for increased water conservation, efficiency and productivity

Projects supported through WIP fall under four key themes:

  1. Future water supply and watershed management;
  2. Healthy aquatic ecosystems; 
  3. Water use conservation, efficiency, and productivity; and
  4. Water quality protection.

Funding

WIP funds research projects in support of safe, secure drinking water, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.

Project funding is available through a continuous intake process and calls for proposals. Applications will be deferred to a call for proposals where applicable.

FUNDING PROCESS

WIP funds research projects in support of safe, secure drinking water, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.

Project funding is available through a continuous intake process and calls for proposals. Applications will be deferred to a call for proposals where applicable.

FUNDING PROCESS

FUNDING PROCESS Continuous intake 2018 WIP Call for Proposals
FUNDING RANGE up to $1 MM (project dependent) up to $750,000
APPLICATION DEADLINE Ongoing September 28, 2018
NOTIFICATION TIMELINES Approval timelines vary, ~4 months from application to funding decision Shortlist notification November 16, 2018. Funding decision March 2019
APPLICATION PACKAGE Vicki Lightbown 780.638.4343
vicki.lightbown[at]albertainnovates.ca

Expression of Interest – Guidelines

Expression of Interest – Application Form

For more information on project themes, application deadlines, and application forms please see the Alberta Innovates website.

Agency Name: 
Alberta Innovates
Contact Name: 
Stacey Leavitt
Grant Amount: 
Up to $750,000 for Call for proposals; Up to $1.1M for continuous intake (project dependent).
Grant Location: 
External
External Deadline: 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, September 28, 2018
Grant Type: 
Research
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Grant Eligibility: 
Faculty