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 January 6, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. MDT

Step 3

Steering Committee review and evaluate applications on February 22, 2023.

Step 4

Successful LOI applicants will be notified and invited to submit Full Proposals. Deadline for submission of Full Proposal is May 11, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. MDT.

Step 5

Competition winners to be notified in July 2023.

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Total Funds Awarded To Date

$4.41 million across 29 projects

Latest Award Recipients

In December 2022, the University Hospital Foundation awarded an impressive total distribution of $1,180,778 to 6 projects for the 2021 Kaye Competition.

Congratulations to our latest Award Recipients

Dr. Nori Bradley

NAVIGATE - Northern Alberta Viscoelastic-Informed Guidance in Acute Trauma: Evaluation

Dr. Ming Chan

Exercise Training to Improve Nerve Regeneration and Function in Patients with Brachial Plexus Injury following Nerve Transfer - a Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial

Dr. Angela Juby

Nutritional management of post (long) COVID-19 cognitive symptoms with medium chain triglyceride (MCT) supplementation: an observational cohort study

Dr. Adam Kinnaird

Micro-Ultrasound In Cancer - Active Surveillance (MUSIC - AS)

Dr. Margaret McNeely

Continence, sexual and metabolic health programming to promote prostate cancer wellness for life. [CONTROL4LIFE]

Dr. Jeevan Nagendran

Durability Testing of a Tissue Engineered Bioprosthetic Heart Valve

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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