Edmonton, AB March 12, 2003 The Alberta Science and Research Investments Program (ASRIP) is a competitive funding program that supports selected science and research initiatives of strategic importance to Alberta. The program has two distinct funding streams: Research Infrastructure and Enabling Research Application and Technology Transfer.
Both streams share the overall objectives of promoting quality and innovation, and supporting initiatives that will be of strategic value to Alberta.
ASRIP also serves as a mechanism to leverage support from other sources such as the federal Canada Foundation for Innovation and the private sector in order to maximize the research dollars flowing into Alberta.
The $22-million 2003 competition for grants is open, and priority areas this year are in the fields of energy, life sciences, and information and communications technology. Deadline for letters of intent is May 30. More details are available at ASRIP’s website at http://www.innovation.gov.ab.ca/inv/sec/ursi/pro/asrip_001_1.cfm