Frank and Debbi Sobey Lectureship Program


The Frank and Debbi Sobey Lectureship is designed to connect globally respected experts with the Dalhousie University community.  The lectureship is aimed at engaging students, faculty, staff, donors, volunteers, and members of the general public with important research in Alzheimer’s disease, prostate cancer, or cardiovascular research.

Eligibility and Priorities:

  • Faculty who holds their primary appointment in the Faculty of Medicine are eligible to sponsor the lecture.
  • The Lectureship can be used to sponsor experts in Alzheimer’s, prostate cancer, or cardiovascular research only.   

Upon accepting the award, the lecturer’s sponsor must ensure:

  • The visiting scholar delivers at least one public address during a conference or special event affiliated with Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine open to students, faculty, staff, donors, volunteers, and members of the general public.

Submission Process:

  1. Applications must be submitted by the sponsor.

  2. Applications must be a single PDF containing the following:
    1. Complete Frank and Debbi Sobey Lectureship Application Form 
    2. CCV Academic format/Academic CV of Visiting Scholar
    3. Detailed budget including the cost of travel and any other anticipated expenses
    4. PDF file naming conventions: Lecture’s Sponsor Last Name_Lecture’s Sponsor First Name_FDSL_2023
  3. Email application to Medical Research Development Office (mrdo@dal.caand submit via ROMEO.

Deadline and Competition Schedule:

  • The application deadline for 2023 will be November 20th, 2023.   

Grant Amount and Discretion:

  • Up to $5,000 is available for Frank and Debbi Sobey Lectureship Program.

Authorized Expenditures:

  • Grants are specifically designated for supporting the visiting scholar's visit and related activities. 
  • The lectureship funding must be used within 12 months of the notice of award.   


  • Successful applicants may be invited to submit an impact report or to discuss the impact of the award on Research in Faculty of Medicine.