Endowment Competitions

Office of the Associate Dean


Chair Holder, Dr. Robert Haslam Chair in Pediatric Neurology (CLOSED)

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 September 15, 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, Barb Ibbotson Chair in Pediatric Hematology

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) with a research interest in pediatric hematology, experience establishing and leading successful research programs and teams, to serve as the holder of the Barb Ibbotson Chair in Pediatric Hematology.

The successful applicant will have recognized academic expertise in the development and implementation of pediatric hematology and immunology research. Demonstrated excellence in multidisciplinary and collaborative research in paediatric hematologic diseases along with proven educational leadership, 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 September 30, 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 (CLOSED)

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

The 2020 Lions Sight Center Fund Award Competition (CLOSED)

The Cumming School of Medicine welcomes applications for The Lions Sight Center Fund Award.The fund will support new research initiatives, including pilot projects, minor equipment, and support of trainees, to facilitate the acquisition of preliminary results or provide bridge funding for established projects in sight research temporarily out of funding. Support for hypothesis-driven knowledge discovery will be given priority over strictly clinical studies or the development of instruments, procedures or techniques.

Applicants can request up to $ 20,000/ year for 2 years

Deadline for application submission to the Office of the Associate Dean Research: Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Submit your complete application package / questions to Angela Krawetz, Office of the Associate Dean Research at: medendow@ucalgary.ca

The 2020 Friends of Matt Newell Endowment Competition

The Cumming School of Medicine welcomes applications for The 2020 Friends of Matt Newell Endowment Competition. The award is open to all undergraduate and graduate medical students associated with primary appointments in the CSM at the time of application deadline. The award is intended to 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 their family, friends and workplace. This endowment will also support the education of medical students on the causes, consequences, and treatment of other addictions.

Applicants can request up to $21,200

Deadline for application submission to the Office of the Associate Dean Research: Monday, September 21st  2020

Submit your complete application package/ Questions to Angela Krawetz, Office of the Associate Dean research at: medendow@ucalgary.ca

2020 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award in Community Health (CLOSED)

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.
Applicant eligibility: 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.

Award criteria - the following criteria will be considered during the selection process:
• Degree of innovation of the proposed work
• Quality of the proposal (objectives and methodology)
• Overall academic achievement of the applicant
• Impact the award would have on the progress of the project.

Amount: up to $36,100

Deadline: Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 (CLOSED)