Endowment Competitions

Office of the Associate Dean


The 2020 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 $21,300.

Deadline for submission to the Office of the Associate Dean Research: Tuesday, June 30th 2020

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

The 2020 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award in Community Health Competition

The Cumming School of Medicine welcomes applications for The Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award in Community Health. The competition is open to all faculty members at the University of Calgary who have been appointed for no more than six years to a faculty position (including appointments at other institutions, worldwide) at the time of application deadline.

The award is intended to support the research of a young faculty member whose work offers promise to significantly advance our understanding of the determinants of population health and methods to promote behavior modification directed at disease prevention. Preference will be given to interdisciplinary initiatives involving other faculties or educational institutions.

The criteria for selection will include: the degree of innovation of the proposed work, the quality of the proposal (objectives and methodology), the overall academic achievement of the applicant, and how much impact the Award would have on the progress of the project. 

Applicants can request up to $36,100

All applications must be submitted to the Office of the Associate Dean Research with a CV by: Wednesday, July 15th 2020

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

Chair Holder, Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Pediatric Neurology

The Cumming School of Medicine in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, invite internal applicants at the Associate Professor or full Professor level (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD) to lead and conduct health services outcomes research as the Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Pediatric Neurology.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence and leadership in child neurology, research and medical education. An academic interest in seizure disorders, neurological disorders of the premature infant, neurodevelopmental disorders, including genetic and chemical neurological disorders, will be an asset. The Chair is supported with annual allocations from an endowment held at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2020 as a single PDF by email. Application should include:
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae
• Strategic plan for the 5-year term of the Chair


Applications should be submitted to: Angela Krawetz at medendow@ucalgary.ca 

Chair Holder, The Roy and Vi Baay Chair in Kidney Research

The Cumming School of Medicine invites internal applications for the Roy and Vi Baay Chair in Kidney Research. The purpose of this Chair is to develop and promote excellence in kidney research and scholarship. The Chair holder will expand the world-class kidney disease research program in Alberta and will attract outstanding graduate and clinical trainees, research associates and faculty with an interest in kidney disease to the University of Calgary.

The successful candidate will hold an MD, MD/MPH, MD/PhD or PhD or equivalent and be qualified for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Demonstrated excellence and productivity in kidney disease research along with leadership in the field will be an asset. A successful record of attracting and supervising graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as well as mentoring colleagues will be critical. The Chair is supported with an annual allocation from an endowment held at the University of Calgary.

Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2020 as a single PDF by email. Application should include:
• Cover letter and curriculum vitae
• Strategic plan for the 5-year term of the Chair

Applications should be submitted to: Angela Krawetz at medendow@ucalgary.ca

The 2020 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 $ 42,622

Deadline for application submission to the Office of the Associate Dean Research: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

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