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Institutional Awards and Funding

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If you’re a Nova Scotia Health researcher involved in a large scale institutional grant or award (such as Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, or Genome Canada), you can get support from the Project Manager of Institutional Awards. 

Support available to you

The Project Manager will help ensure that your application is developed and submitted to the highest standard possible, and that the project, once awarded, is managed in accordance to the funding agency requirements. 

Their support includes the following:

  • Development of the application, including project proposal, CVs, budgetary items
  • Fulfilling the criteria for the funding agency
  • Addressing any institutional risk issues
  • Assistance with collaboration with matching funders and commercial partners
  • Assistance with the liaison with the Dalhousie ILI office, if required
  • Incorporating IP best practices
  • Ensuring alignment with strategic priorities 

The Project Manager collaborates with Nova Scotia Health Legal Services to support the researcher in managing post-award contracting and award finalization, and works with Nova Scotia Health Financial Services to oversee the complex financial arrangements and reporting associated with a major project. 

The Project Manager is the main contact person between the researcher and Dalhousie University's Offices of Research Services and Commercialization and Industry Engagement as required. Industry collaboration is also vital for a number of large institutional awards, and support is offered by connecting commercial partners and maintaining the collaborations formed and ensuring all legal aspects are overseen.