The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) is a major endowed research institute based at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. KIAS supports interdisciplinary and collaborative research in the social sciences, humanities and fine arts, focusing on research with the potential for national or international recognition. 

As per the KIAS web page, "We support UAlberta faculty via a robust grant programme and in-person and digital networking initiatives to help researchers connect with each other and launch interdisciplinary research teams.

Our regular research funding program features Dialogue Grants, Research Team Grants, and Research Cluster Grants. Our special grants include the CRAfT Digital Research Archive Grant, the Alberta Humanities Research Grant, the Alberta-Saskatchewan Research Collaboration Grant, the Kule Econferencing Grants, and the UAlberta-ATA Signature Research Collaboration Grant."