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Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies (AACES)


The Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies (AACES) is an external committee of which the ATA is a stakeholder. The committee secretariat is currently administered by the ATA.

Since its inception in the 1950s, the Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies has made an important contribution to educational research in Alberta. The main purpose of the AACES is to encourage and financially support educational studies. It may also support publications designed to disseminate the results of educational studies. AACES currently involves a partnership among the faculties of education at the Universities of Alberta and Lethbridge, the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary and the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

A Brief History of AACES

1952/53 Founded by the University of Alberta, the Department of Education, the Alberta Teachers’ Association, the Alberta School Trustee’s Association and the Home and School Association
1954 Founded the Alberta Journal of Educational Research
1970 The University of Lethbridge joins AACES
1980s AACES supports two thriving journals: the Alberta Journal of Educational Research and the Journal of Educational Thought
1983 In its first 30 years, AACES funded some 240 research projects


Guidelines for Grant Applications

The Grant guidelines can be found here.

Obtaining an Application Form

Application forms are available in writable PDF format. Simply download the form, fill it out and e-mail it to nikki.cloutier@ata.ab.ca.

The deadline for applications is October 15 and May 1 at 4:30 pm each year.

Contacting AACES

To find out more about AACES, contact either of these individuals:

  • Chair, Dr Greg Ogilvie at 403-329-2731
  • Board Member, Philip McRae at 780-447-9469 in Edmonton (1-800-232-7208 from elsewhere in Alberta)
  • Administrative Officer, Nikki Cloutier at 780-447-9432 in Edmonton (1-800-232-7208 from elsewhere in Alberta)

Recent Projects

Grants Approved in 2022
Grants Approved in 2021
Grants Approved in 2020
Grants Approved in 2019
Grants Approved in 2018