Endowment Competitions

Office of the Associate Dean


OPEN - The 2021 Koopmans Memorial Research Fund Competition

This endowment was set up to honour the late Henry S. Koopmans. It provides funds for innovative research into the mechanisms of food intake, energy balance or integrative GI physiology. Funds are awarded on the basis of a brief innovative research proposal.

The allocation will be awarded annually to a junior faculty member with a preference for the Gastrointestinal Research Group of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, but awards can be made to any applicant with a full-time appointment in the Cumming School of Medicine or a cross-appointment in the Cumming School of Medicine (preference will be given to highly ranked applications of those with a primary appointment).

Amount available: One award up to $20,200 for one year

Deadline for submission to the Office of the Associate Dean Research: Wednesday, Dec 1st, 2021

Applications must be submitted to: medendow@ucalgary.ca

Questions? Inquiries can be made to Dr. Carla Coffin at cscoffin@ucalgary.ca

CLOSED - The 2021 Friends of Matt Newell Endowment Competition

The Cumming School of Medicine welcomes applications for The Friends of Matt Newell Endowment. The funds will support the training of medical students on the causes and consequences of alcoholism, including fetal alcohol syndrome, the impact of alcoholism on the patient and on his/her family, friends and workplace. This endowment will also support the education of medical student on the causes, consequences, and treatment of other addictions. This competition is opened to all undergraduate and graduate medical students associated with primary appointments in the CSM.

Value of the award: up to $21,500

Deadline for application submission to the Office of the Associate Dean Research: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Submit your questions to Angela Krawetz at: medendow@ucalgary.ca

For detailed guidelines, to start and submit your application, please click the "Application" button below. You will be prompted to log in with your UofC email and password into the Endowment Competitions site hosting the online application form. 

CLOSED - The 2021 Peter Lougheed Research Award Competition

The Cumming School of Medicine welcomes applications for The Peter Lougheed Research Award. The competition is open to junior investigators at or coming to the Cumming School of Medicine at the time of the application deadline.
Junior Investigator as defined by Tri-Council (CIHR) is “a researcher who has held a full-time research appointment for a period up to 60 months from their initial faculty appointment (excluding maternity leave).”
Funds will benefit excellence in health research in Alberta, by providing salary and research support to exceptional young researchers thereby encouraging them to continue their career in the province.

Applicants can request up to $ 43,781

Deadline for application submission to the Office of the Associate Dean Research: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Submit your applications / questions to Patty Beug-Jang at: medendow@ucalgary.ca

CLOSED - The 2021 Carole May Yates Memorial Endowment for Cancer Research Competition

The Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) welcomes applications for the Carole May Yates Memorial Endowment for Cancer Research Competition. The fund will support and facilitate cancer research, with preference given to research related to: basic or clinical research related to the detection, prevention or treatment of pre-menopausal breast cancer, basic or clinical research in the area of tumor immunology, equipment to be used for cancer research, a visiting professorship or lectureship program in the areas of medical or surgical oncology. This competition is opened to all faculty members with primary appointments in the Cumming School of Medicine.

Amount: up to $20,800.

Deadline for submission to the Office of the Associate Dean Research: Wednesday, June 30th 2021

Questions and applications must be submitted at Patty Beug-Jang: medendow@ucalgary.ca