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Investing in Research

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Grants and research funding are essential parts of conducting research—so we’ve made it easy for you to find and apply to a number of them. These funds can come from an internal or departmental funding competition; provincial, federal, or foreign funding agency; an industry funder; or a specific foundation.

Matching funds program

Matching funds are increasingly required as part of research funding agency opportunities. In order to support the viability of applying for these funds, Nova Scotia Health Innovation Hub, in partnership with the QEII Foundation, offers a matching research funds program to eligible Nova Scotia Health Investigators. Learn more

Institutional awards

If you're a Nova Scotia Health researcher involved in a large-scale institutional grant or award, support is available from the Project Manager of Institutional Awards. Large institutional awards include the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and Genome Canada.  Learn more

NS Health Research Fund

Nova Scotia Health’s Research Fund is an internal funding program at Nova Scotia Health that aims to build the capacity of Nova Scotia Health researchers and helps to catalyze new research opportunities. Learn more

QEII Foundation TRIC grants

QEII Foundation Translating Research into Care (TRIC) Grants help break barriers to change by providing the resources needed to turn science and theory-based ideas into improved practice and clinical innovation. The objectives are always centred around better patient outcomes, reduced wait times and improved access to care. Learn more

Innovation Catalyst Fund

Established in March 2021 by the Nova Scotia Health Innovation Hub, the Innovation Catalyst Fund provides financial support to the earliest of ideas emerging from Nova Scotia’s most talented researchers and innovators who have the potential to transform into globally-applicable solutions that improve the lives of patients.