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 CriteriaDownload Full Guidelines
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
Review guidelines to ensure you meet the funding criteria
Apply and submit your Letter of Intent (LOI) – Deadline now closed
Steering and Review Committees review and evaluate applications
Successful applicants invited to submit Full Proposals in February 2020
Competition winners will be notified in late 2020
2018 Award Recipients
In June 2019, the University Hospital Foundation awarded an impressive total distribution of $1.67 million to 11 projects through the Kaye Competition.
Congrations to our 2018 Award Recipients
Dr. Christopher Power, Dr. Carmen Charlton, and Dr. Frank vanHuman pegivirus-associated neurological diseases – Neurology[EB1]
Dr. Mohammed Osman and Dr. Jan Willem Cohen TervaertSystemic sclerosis and associated pulmonary arterial hypertension - Pulmonary/Rheumatology
Dr. Iyare Izevbaye and Dr. Remegio MaglantayMolecular classification of thyroid nodules – Cancer
Dr. Tejas Sankar and Dr. Francois RoyBiomarkers in Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease – Neurology
Dr. Albert Tsui and Dr. Brain RoweEvaluation of an accelerated diagnostic chest pain protocol in Emergency Department – Emergency
Dr. Benjamin Adam and Michael MengelCharacterization of rejection in lung transplant biopsies – Pulmonary
Dr. Michael Chu, Dr. Irwindeep Sandhu, and Dr. Gregory KorbuttMultidisciplinary Alberta cellular and immunotherapy program – Cancer
Dr. Ming Chan, Dr. Jaret Olson, and Dr. Douglas ZochodneEnhance functional outcomes in patients with severe carpal tunnel syndrome – Neurology
Dr. Soroush Shojai, Dr. Scott Klarenbach, and Paris Davoodi, NPMultidisciplinary support to access living donor kidney transplant - Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
Dr. Wasif Hussain and Dr. Brain RoweDevelopment of multidisciplinary concussion clinic – Neurology
Dr. Sandy Widder and Dr. Ni LamGeriatric recovery and enhancement alliance in Trauma multidisciplinary quality improvement initiative - Geriatrics/Trauma
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.