Important dates

Application deadline is the first working day of October.


The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation is the principal heritage support agency of the Government of Alberta. The Foundation’s 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 any of the following fields:

  • architectural preservation
  • urban or area planning and conservation
  • historic resource management
  • archaeology
  • history
  • palaeontology

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

HPPP Guidelines for Other Funding Streams

Step 2. Contact the program coordinator to check eligibility

Email the Program Coordinator at or call 780-431-2305.

Step 3. Complete the application form and gather supporting documents

Fill out the Roger Soderstrom Scholarship Application (PDF, 165 KB).

The application form consists of the following:

  • project plan
  • project budget
  • quotes/estimates for proposed work
  • other supporting documents listed in the application form

Step 4. Submit the application package

Mail or courier the application and all supporting documents to:

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820-112 Street
Edmonton, AB 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.

Program staff will assess the applications and provide funding recommendations to the board of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. The board makes the funding decision.

The applicant will be notified in writing of the board’s funding decision in December/January.

Funds will be paid to successful applicants once the approval process is complete.

Reporting and conditions

Fund recipients are asked to submit a copy of the thesis/dissertation upon completion.

Fund recipients are required to publicly acknowledge the Foundation’s financial support. Recognition may be on print, online, through media outlets or event opportunities.


To contact the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation’s Heritage Preservation Partnership Program:

Phone: 780-431-2305