Funding Opportunities

FoMD Visitor Speaker Funding

Application Process

  • Deadline dates are the first of every month or the first business day if the first falls on a weekend or is a formal holiday
  • Next Deadlines:
    Wednesday, August 1, 2018
    Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    Monday, October 1, 2018
    Thursday November 1, 2018
    Monday, December 3, 2018

  • Submit one signed original application to the Office of Research, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, 213 HMRC.
    If you require assistance or additional information, please contact Jasmine Irvine (780-492-9723).

Important Considerations:

  • Application success rate in 2017/18 was ~60% and not all qualified Visiting Speakers received funding for their visit.
  • Applicants should consider applying up to 6 months in advance of the visit to maximize their chance of funding and allow for adequate time to advertise the visit and finalize planning.
  • Application adjudication typically takes 2-3 weeks to complete and applicants can expect to receive the results up to 1 month after the deadline. 

Dean's Lecture Series

The Dean’s Lecture Series provides funding to support the visit of internationally recognized leaders in any area of research of relevance to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry. This funding is available to departments and institutes only.  Each department or institute is eligible to bring in one speaker per fiscal year. Applicants are encouraged to apply up to 6 months in advance of the event. The Dean's Lecture fund will support costs associated with selected visits to the University of Alberta. Applications for approval and funding are administered by the Office of Research, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Terms of Reference
Application Form

Walter Mackenzie Visiting Speaker Fund

The Visiting Speaker Fund is sponsored by the Walter Mackenzie Visiting Professorship Endowment and is administered by the Office of Research, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. The Visiting Speaker Fund will support costs associated with selected visits to the University of Alberta by established scientists with excellent records in biomedical and health research. Funds for this program are limited and not all qualified Visiting Speakers will receive funding for their visits. Decisions of the Visiting Speaker Committee are final. Please note that unsuccessful applicants can re-apply in subsequent months as long as the visit is not in the same month as application. Thus, applicants should consider applying up to 6 months in advance of the visit to maximize their chance of funding. The applicants hosting the visit are expected to seek other sources of support in addition to applying to this fund.

Terms of Reference
Application Form


Processing Expense Claims: All funded visits must comply with U of A policies on Travel, Expense Reimbursement and Hospitality (UAPPOL). A copy of the expense claim and all original receipts must be submitted to the Office of Research (2-13 HMRC, Attn: Andrea Smart) for validation before submission on PeopleSoft.