Research Capacity Program

Post-secondary institutions and researchers can apply for grants to acquire small equipment and large research infrastructure.


The Research Capacity Program (RCP) is a competitive funding program designed to support the acquisition of small equipment and large research infrastructure. The program builds capacity in Alberta’s post-secondary institutions by attracting, retaining and developing researchers undertaking transformative research and applied research programs.

Get started with the Research Capacity Program – Overview page.

In focus

This grant supports existing research and development capacity of a college or technical institute.

This grant supports bioscience infrastructure to help Alberta institutions maintain cutting-edge facilities.