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Information for Recipients of ACA Grants in Biodiversity

Congratulations to all our award winners! This page includes a few things for you to know.


For most award recipients, you will be required to submit two reports during the time you hold your grant. These are due as indicated on the deadline page. Some recipients who receive their grant during the second year of a Master's degree may finish their projects in one year, in which case, they should file a Final Report.

Instructions for the Progress Report - one year after you have received your grant.

Instructions for the Final Report - two years after you have received your grant.

Acknowledgment of Support

The ACA Grants in Biodiversity and the Alberta Conservation Association, a not-for-profit society, should be acknowledged in all publications, reports and other results of research supported by a Biodiversity Grant. One might say "We gratefully acknowledge the ACA Grants in Biodiversity Program, which is supported by the Alberta Conservation Association", or "This research was supported by the Alberta Conservation Association through the ACA Grants in Biodiversity Program"). The goal is to somehow acknowledge ACA for the grant you receive. Without the ACA, there would be no ACA Grants in Biodiversity program.

Administrative Issues

Administrative Procedure: For your project, all administrative procedures (travel advances, claims, vehicle rental, etc.) are the responsibility of the trust account holder.

Inappropriate or Over-expenditure and Unspent Balances: Trust account holders are responsible for reimbursing the program for any inappropriate expense or over expenditure of the trust account. Further, major changes in the intent or budget of a grant from that submitted on the original application must have prior approval from the Adjudication Committee. Unspent balances from non-renewed grants will be returned to the Committee for re-granting in subsequent years.

Citing the Biennial Report

If you would like to cite the Biennial Report, an example of what to include is found here.