UAlberta Facts

Sponsored Research Revenue

The University of Alberta ranks among the top three Canadian universities in annual sponsored research funding, including clinical trials and related research funding.

The U of A is home to seven of 16 Campus Alberta Innovates Program Chairs from Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education. The $6-million CAIP Chairs program supports research on energy and environment, food and nutrition, neuroscience/prions, and water.

As well, the university has 46 Tier 1 and 40 Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs at a total value of $13.2 million. The U of A also has three prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs, the most at any university. The federal government funds the CERCs to attract the world’s top talent to Canada.


* The amounts shown on this page include the portion of capital funding that was used for research designated buildings or research designated space within buildings. Entities not consolidated include clinical trials and related research funding with Alberta Health Services.
Current as of fiscal year ending March 31, 2013