The Heritage Preservation Partnership Program has been restructured. Although outstanding commitments will be honoured, no new grants were awarded in 2020.
The program will begin accepting applications again in 2021, with a deadline of October 1, 2021 for scholarship applications. If you have any questions, contact Matthew Wangler, Executive Director, Historic Resources Management branch, at 780-438-8503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is the first working day of October
Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in November or December.
Updated application form will be posted.
The Heritage Preservation Partnership Program (HPPP) provides matching grants and scholarship funds to support initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta's heritage.
The Roger Soderstrom Scholarship honours the late Roger Soderstrom’s work and career with the Government of Alberta in encouraging preservation and interpretation of Alberta’s heritage.
For more information, read the HPPP Guidelines for Other Funding Streams.
An individual is limited to one award of up to $5,000 per degree program.
The applicant must be a permanent Alberta resident enrolled in a graduate or extended study program with a proposed research project at that level, in the following fields, but not limited to:
- architectural preservation
- urban or area planning and conservation
- historic resource management
The research project must have significant Alberta content and will help with the preservation or understanding of Alberta’s heritage.
How to apply
Step 1. Review the guidelines
Step 2. Contact the program coordinator for more information
Step 3. Complete the application form and gather supporting documents
Fill out the Roger Soderstrom Scholarship Application (PDF, 68 KB).
The application form consists of the following:
- research plan
- other supporting documents listed in the application form
Step 4. Submit the application package
Drop off, mail, send by courier, or email application to:
Heritage Preservation Partnership Program
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 5W2
Application deadline is the first working day of October.
After you apply
Applications are evaluated using a number of factors, including:
- quality of the research plan
- benefits of the research to Albertans
- experience/qualifications of the applicant
The level of funding will be further determined based on the program's budget, the project's individual merit and in comparison with other applications.
Applicants will be notified of the funding decisions in November or December.
Funds will be paid to successful applicants once the approval process is complete.
Reporting and funding conditions
Fund recipients are asked to submit a copy of the thesis/dissertation upon completion.
Fund recipients are required to publicly acknowledge the Alberta government’s financial support. Recognition may be on print, online, through media outlets or event opportunities.
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