The Archives Society of Alberta offers financial assistance programs to support the professional development of the province’s archival community, and to preserve and make available for research archival records held by institutional members of the ASA. It should be noted that the ASA does not offer “start up” grants to establish new archival programs or institutions. If you are considering the establishment of a new archival program, please contact the Archives Advisor.
With the exception of the funding provided through the Education and Travel Grant Program, the ASA Grants Committee adjudicates all applications for project funding. Providing a peer-reviewed adjudication process, the Committee is composed of the Institutional Member-at-Large, two additional members of the Board of Directors, and two “at-large” members elected to staggered two-year terms at each ASA annual general meeting.
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The process for submitting applications is now electronic for Access to Holdings. Please complete the application form in the electronic format provided and send the completed application by email to the Archives Advisor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If for some reason your institution has to submit a paper copy, please send one copy to the ASA office at Suite 407, 10408 124 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5N 1R5.
The Access to Holdings Program provides ASA institutional members with funding for projects to select, arrange, and describe archival records held by that institution. The maximum funding per project is $7,500. There is one round of applications per year. Forms become available in late October. For the 2013-2014 year, the deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. The ASA reviews each application using predetermined scoring criteria as outlined on the Score Sheet (revised November 2012), and awards funding to those applications receiving the highest scores. As funding in this program is limited, the ASA is not able to support all applications for funding.
Click below for the 2013/2014 Application Form here (Word).
For an example of a completed Access to Holdings form, click here (PDF).
As a provincial archival association, the ASA and its institutional members are members of the Canadian Council of Archives (CCA). The CCA used to coordinate National Archival Development Program (NADP). In April 2012, the federal government decided to cut funding to Library and Archives Canada which resulted in the elimination of NADP.
For the latest information about CCA and its grant programs, visit the Financial Assistance Programs section of its website.
If you have any questions regarding grants, please contact the ASA Executive Director/Archives Advisor at email@example.com