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.

Competition Criteria

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

Step 1

Download and review the guidelines

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Step 2

Apply and submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) by April 19, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. MDT

Step 3

Steering Committee review and evaluate applications on May 26, 2022

Step 4

Successful LOI applicants notified in June 2022 and invited to submit Full Proposals by September 1, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. MDT

Step 5

Competition winners to be notified in December 2022

Current Competitions

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Total Funds Awarded To Date

$3.23 million across 23 projects

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 Rewa

Midodrine for the Early Liberation from Vasopressor Support in the ICU - LIBERATE

Dr. Jennifer Ringrose

Using Home BP Monitoring as an alternative to Ambulatory Monitoring to Diagnose Hypertension

Dr. Soufiane El Hallani

Evaluation and preoperative integration of Next Generation Sequencing in the assessment of pancreaticobiliary cytology specimens for cancer detection and precision diagnostics

Dr. Joseph LaBossiere

Prophylactic antiobiotics during treatment of neurogenic overactive bladder with intradetrusor onabotulinumtoxinA for the reduction of postoperative UTI

Dr. Manisha Gupta

Biosensor development for monitoring and preventing diabetic foot wounds

Dr. Alim Hirji

Telemonitoring to reduce adverse events for patients on high flow oxygen at the University of Alberta Hospital

Dr. Wendy Johnston

ALS-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…

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