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NSH Matching Research Funds Programs

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Matching funds are increasingly required as part of research funding agency opportunities. To support the viability of applying for these funds, we (in partnership with the QEII Foundation*) offers a matching research funds program to eligible Nova Scotia Health investigators.

How to apply

Requests must be submitted no later than three weeks prior to the application deadline, however applicants are encouraged to advise us of their matching funds requirements as soon as this requirement is known.

Requests must be sent using this application form.

Eligibility and requirements

In order to be considered for matching funds support:

  • The requested funds must be a funding competition/agency matching fund requirement (Please note: these funds cannot be used as leverage or bridge funds);
  • The Lead Investigator/applicant must have a primary appointment at Nova Scotia Health
  • The proposed research projects must be taking place at Nova Scotia Health
  • The proposed research must support the mandate and mission of Nova Scotia Health (To achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together) and have a direct impact at Nova Scotia Health
  • Lead Investigator/applicant must first request matching funds support from his/her Department, Faculty, and/or government partner as applicable. (Evidence of requests and responses are required). It is the expectation that an applicant’s Department and Faculty provide some investments that complement those requested from Nova Scotia Health
  • The budget must be reasonable and within relevant Nova Scotia Health research guidelines. The budget should explicitly state how the matching funds will be used and include all relevant in-kind contributions.

Other relevant Information

  • Nova Scotia Health Investigators/applicants may have only one pending request for matching funds at a time
  • Nova Scotia Health Investigators/applicants may receive approval for matching funds for only one project at time
  • A maximum of $50,000/funding year may be requested
  • Matching funds are to be held in a Nova Scotia Health research account
  • Please note: there is no guarantee of matching funds approval
  • All approvals are subject to fund availability
  • Funding release is at the discretion of Nova Scotia Health Research Services
  • Should the matching requirements of the funding agency and/or application change due to receipt of additional research funding or a cut in proposed budget/funded award, the approved matching funds will be reassessed, and the amount may be revised