Grants & Scholarships

The Royal University Hospital (RUH) Foundation provides grants for ongoing education, research, and items for patient care and comfort at RUH. The Foundation also provides funds to the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) for professional development. These grants are available to staff at Royal University Hospital and the SHA, and are reviewed and approved by the Board.

Since incorporation in 1983, RUH Foundation has invested more than $60,000,000 in grants for capital expenditures, as well as in support of the following grants:

RUH Foundation HUG Grants

The HUG Fund—Helping, Understanding, Giving—was introduced in 2006, and provides the “softer” side of care. HUG Fund Grant applications should improve the quality of care for patients during a hospital stay or support staff morale initiatives. The HUG Fund is supported through generous donations to the Royal University Hospital Foundation by individual and corporate donors including Orano’s Wish Fund, The Jarret Stoll Endowment and other designated funds.

The HUG Grant application period for 2018/2019 has now passed. Grant applicants will be notified by March 31, 2019.

The application deadlines are typically August and February each year. To inquire about upcoming HUG Grant application periods, contact Mia Cavanagh by email or call 306.655.6521.

View the August 2018 and February 2019 awarded HUG Grants.

RUH Foundation Scholarships

RUH Foundation is committed to supporting RUH medical teams including front line staff, nurses (NP, RN, RPN, and LPN), medical professionals or post-doctoral fellows to upgrade their skills or further their education, thus enabling them to assume leadership positions in the provision of health care at RUH. Funding comes from donors to the RUH Foundation including individuals, organizations, and corporations. Awards will be made annually in June or until all scholarship funding is depleted.

The deadline to apply for 2019 Scholarships has now passed. Recipients will be notified by June 28, 2019.

The 2020 Scholarship applications will be available early in 2020. To inquire about upcoming Scholarship application periods, contact Mia Cavanagh by email or call 306.655.6521.

RUH Foundation Research Grants

The Royal University Hospital Foundation Research Fund is supported by Royal University Hospital Foundation through annual donations and investment earnings on donor endowments. The Foundation’s Research Grant Program supports clinically relevant research projects that will ultimately benefit patients who are, for the most part, treated at Royal University Hospital.

The application period for Research Grants has now closed. Grants will be awarded at the end of March, 2019.

To inquire about upcoming Research application periods, contact Mia Cavanagh by email or call 306.655.6521.

View the 2017–2018 and 2018–2019 awarded Research Grants.

Professional Development Fund

This fund supports professional development for employees of the Saskatchewan Health Authority by funding participation in seminars, conferences, and workshops that advance job knowledge, skills, and qualifications.

The Professional Development Fund is administered by Organizational Learning & Effectiveness. Applications for funding are found online through the Infonet.

If you experience difficulty, please contact Organizational Learning & Effectiveness at 306.655.3966.

For more information on the professional development fund please click here.

RUH Foundation Community Mental Health Endowment Granting Program

Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Future in Mind Campaign, the Royal University Hospital Foundation is able to offer Community Mental Health Endowment (CMHE) grants. This program was established to provide funding that will enhance and bridge the services provided by Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA), U of S and SHA-affiliated Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). CMHE grants are for projects that typically would not receive funding from capital or operating budgets.

The application period for 2018/2019 CMHE Grants has now passed. Funding will be for the fiscal period April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. All of the funding awarded to the successful applicants must be used before March 31, 2020.

To inquire about upcoming CMHE Grant application periods, contact Mia Cavanagh by email or call 306.655.6521.

Woman Leading Philanthropy Grant

The Women Leading Philanthropy Grant is designed to fund innovative health-care initiatives led by female physicians, practitioners and researchers at Royal University Hospital with a goal to inspire transformative advancements in health care, while furthering women’s leadership in health.

The applications period for the 2019–2020 Women Leading Philanthropy $100,000 grant has now passed.

To inquire about upcoming WLP Grant application periods, contact Mia Cavanagh by email or call 306.655.6521.


For further information on any of RUH Foundation’s scholarships or grants, contact the RUH Foundation office at 306.655.1984 or by email.

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