Currently Accepting Applications

Deadline: Jul. 31, 2015

Value & Term

Up to $10,000

Amount of funding is dependent on: audience size and reach; scope of activity; alignment to Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions’ (AIHS) mandate; funding from other sources; other competing requests received; and anticipated impact of proposed activity.

Applications will be accepted four times a year: April, July, October and January(based upon availability of funds). Applications must be submitted at least three months prior to the activity.


The promotion and awareness of science, research and innovation has many impacts within the public and academic communities. By helping the public to better understand science and health research, and by helping the research community to share this information, we build leaders of the future and a stronger health research and innovation environment.

The Community Engagement and Conference Grant is designed to cover a broad spectrum of activities, including those that promote collaboration and networking in the area of health research and innovation.

Activities should align with the mandate of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) to promote the health, social and economic wellbeing of Albertans through research and innovation. Activities should also demonstrate the intent to promote collaboration and exchange between community groups, individuals, research groups, academic institutions, and organizations in Alberta and beyond.


Some examples of eligible health research and innovation activities include, but are not limited to, those that:

  • encourage public understanding and engagement in Alberta’s health research and innovation enterprise;
  • connect researchers, end-users and industry and showcase knowledge in a defined scientific discipline;
  • bring key stakeholders, researchers and/or community groups together to discuss opportunities and challenges for improving health care in Alberta;
  • connect trainees and promote scientific research in various disciplines;
  • showcase leading edge clinical and research work being done in Alberta;
  • encourage collaborations between researchers and community groups in Alberta and beyond;
  • provide professional development opportunities for a defined set of individuals in academic or non-academic settings and encourage the exchange of information and networking among participants.

A broad range of activities may be considered for support from the Community Engagement and Conference Grant.  Please contact us if you have questions regarding the eligibility of your proposed activity.

More information on the Community Engagement and Conference Grant, including the objectives, review process and allowable costs, can be found the in Program Guide.

For more information:
Nicole Tjepkema, Officer, Industry & Technology Initiatives

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