Find out who can apply for FQR Innovation Fund Grants, and the types of projects that qualify for funding.

Eligible applicants

These Canadian-based organizations can apply for Innovation Fund grants:

  • professional regulatory organizations
  • employers
  • immigrant-serving organizations
  • post-secondary institutions
  • business/consulting firms
  • non-governmental organizations

The Principal Applicant and Co-Applicant:

  • cannot be employees of the Government of Alberta
  • must have the qualifications and appropriate expertise to implement the proposed project
  • must agree to data sharing within the time period outlined in the grant agreement
  • must provide reports within the time period outlined in the grant agreement
  • must be willing to complete evaluation surveys, collect and report on measurable outcomes and provide information/summary resources in layman’s terms

Eligible projects

Proposed projects:

  • should meet the call for proposal’s funding priorities
  • should typically be completed within 18 months
  • must remove barriers to licensure and employment and change foreign qualification recognition systems for the better so that in the medium and long term many current or prospective Albertans can benefit.

Ineligible projects

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • projects to cover the administration of existing programs
  • ongoing operation costs once a program is established
Modified: 2017-03-13
PID: 15613

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