About the Kaye Competition
The Kaye Competition is a partnership between the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH), Kaye Edmonton Clinic (KEC) and the University Hospital Foundation (UHF), made possible through a $30 million transformational donation from Mr. Donald Kaye to UHF in 2012. This gift is one of the largest donations in the history of Canadian healthcare philanthropy.
The Kaye Competition supports individuals or collaborative, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary teams in the pursuit of research, innovation, and quality improvement programs and projects that will establish new approaches to patient care.
Applicants may include physicians, nurses, and allied health staff of the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) or Kaye Edmonton Clinic (KEC), students or researchers in health disciplines from another faculty through joint application with an affiliate of the UAH or KEC. The research or quality improvement program or project must be conducted at the UAH/KEC or directly impact the care of patients at these sites.
Application and Review Process
Download and review the guidelines
Apply and submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) – deadline postponed until further notice. See Guidelines for details.
Steering and Review Committees review and evaluate applications – delayed until further notice.
Successful LOI applicants notified and invited to submit Full Proposals – delayed until further notice.
Competition winners will be notified – delayed until further notice.
Latest Award Recipients
In December 2020, the University Hospital Foundation awarded an impressive total distribution of $948,470 to 7 projects through the Kaye Competition.
Congratulations to our latest Award Recipients
Dr. Oleksa RewaMidodrine for the Early Liberation from Vasopressor Support in the ICU - LIBERATE
Dr. Jennifer RingroseUsing Home BP Monitoring as an alternative to Ambulatory Monitoring to Diagnose Hypertension
Dr. Soufiane El HallaniEvaluation and preoperative integration of Next Generation Sequencing in the assessment of pancreaticobiliary cytology specimens for cancer detection and precision diagnostics
Dr. Joseph LaBossiereProphylactic antiobiotics during treatment of neurogenic overactive bladder with intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA for the reduction of postoperative UTI
Dr. Manisha GuptaBiosensor development for monitoring and preventing diabetic foot wounds
Dr. Alim HirjiTelemonitoring to reduce adverse events for patients on high flow oxygen at the University of Alberta Hospital
Dr. Wendy JohnstonALS-ID: developing a roadmap for early diagnosis and rapid referral of probable ALS cases to the multidisciplinary ALS clinic at the Kaye Edmonton Clinic
Predicting the Unpredictable
Dr. John Lewis, who won a University Hospital Foundation Kaye Competition Award in 2017, credits the funding he received with advancing his now attention-grabbing research in prostate cancer to a new level. Dr. Lewis has joined the fight against COVID-19 by using his ClarityDX technology to rapidly and accurately predict which COVID-19 patients are at risk for developing severe disease…