Bringing Innovation to Life

UHF Funds Research and Innovation

Whether it’s developing advanced technology, creating new knowledge or changing the way care is delivered, research plays a vital role in every aspect of patient care at the University of Alberta Hospital – one of western Canada’s leading academic medical centres.


9.4 million was distributed to medical research this past year


Over 265 research projects have been funded over the past twelve years supporting every corner of care at UAH


A surgeon can save 5,000 lives in their lifetime, their research could save five million.

For Researchers

Research Competitions

Research funding has paved the way for advancements in organ transplantation by increasing the number of suitable donor organs, and transformed stroke diagnosis and treatment at the University of Alberta Hospital.

UHF’s continued support for research provides invaluable seed funding for new, innovative research projects through peer-reviewed research competitions.

Research competitions

The Kaye Competition

The Kaye Competition supports individuals or collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary teams in the pursuit of research, innovation, and quality improvement programs and projects.


The University Hospital Foundation Medical Research Competition (UHFMRC) provides funds to innovative, translational research for clinician scientists in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

Strategic Partnerships

Through Strategic Partnerships, the University Hospital Foundation brings together industry, the public sector and philanthropic investments to advance and translate Alberta’s innovations into solutions that impact the health of Albertans.

Funding Request Information

The University Hospital Foundation receives numerous requests for financial support. Requests are considered via a formal online application which is available periodically through the year.

For more information, please complete this form.

Financial Support Application Form - Formstack