Northern Alberta Academic Family Medicine Fund

In 2012 the Northern Alberta Academic Family Medicine Fund, an endowment held by the University of Alberta and managed by employees of the Department of Family Medicine, was established. The interest generated from this endowment is intended to support initiatives promoting the advancement of family medicine.


Since the time of it's inception, the committee has approved funding for over 70 research projects. Some of these projects were instrumental in establishing larger-scale research and led to the development of important health care resources for practitioners and the community. Some examples are:

The Seniors Community Hub
The Decision-Making Capacity Assessment Model Toolkit
People of Alzheimer's
CHANGE Initiatives (CHANGE Adventure camp, CHANGE Clinic)

A fund management committee was established to review Requests for Proposals for small-scale research projects from family medicine staff, residents, students and trainees.The projects are eligible for up to $5,000 in funding for the following:

  • Educational infrastructure,
  • Awarding prizes,
  • Research by department faculty members, residents, students and trainees,
  • Research and personal development activities, and
  • Any other educational, research and/or administrative activity which the Fund Management Committee deems advisable for the general education and/or research purposes of the Department.