What's New

The NSHRF is pleased to announce that it’s REAL Knowledge Program will be providing funding for up to three successful students from Nova Scotia* to attend the Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada Summer Institute (SI).
Held in Edmonton from June 15-17, 2015, the purpose of this SI is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of KT research as well as opportunities and challenges in this field. The SI will provide participants with the chance to network with colleagues including national and international KT experts.The theme of the 2015 SI is "The Science and Practice of KT."
Deadline for applications is March 16, 2015. For further application details, click here.
The NSHRF’s REAL Knowledge Program will be providing funding support for registration and travel expenses up to a combined total of $1200 CDN per successful applicant. To learn more, contact George Collier, Manager, REAL Knowledge Program
*students from Nova Scotia are considered to be those that are enrolled at Nova Scotia universities or academic institutions and engaged in research activities relevant to the NSHRF mandate. 

CIHR’s eHealth Innovations Partnership Program (e-HIPP) is a collaborative funding opportunity designed to create a new generation of cost-effective patient- and population-centered health care solutions.  E-HIPP will focus on development of inter-sectoral collaboration between healthcare innovation communities (researchers, clinicians, patients and decision makers) and health technology companies to create and employ e-health innovation for two priority populations.

  • Youth and adolescents (11-25 years of age) with mental health conditions
  • Seniors with complex care needs remaining in their homes.

Important Dates:


April 1, 2015


June 3, 2015

To view the full funding opportunity, click here.

Visit the initiative website and join in #eHIPP conversation on Twitter!

In 2015-16 the NSHRF will be hosting the Associated Medical Services' (AMS) Project Grant and Postdoctoral Fellowship program on behalf of AMS. The purpose of this program is to promote scholarship, teaching and public interest in history of health care, disease and medicine. 

To learn more about AMS and these funding opportunities, please click here

Knowledge Translation (KT) Canada is pleased to announce it's second annual scientific meeting. This year's discussion will focus on Patient and Partner Engagement.

Location: The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, NS
Date: May 11-12, 2015

Plenary speakers include:
Prof. Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, Director of W-CAHRD, Director of NIHR CLAHRC WM, University of Warwick
Dr. Edward Fottrell, Institute for Global Health, University College London
Dr. Andreas Laupacis, Executive Director, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital

Panel discussion on stakeholder engagement with: with Krista Connell (NSHRF), Jean Slutsky (PCORI), Linda Wilhelm (Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance), and others. KT Consultations sessions with Canadian KT experts including: Jeremy Grimshaw, Brian Haynes, France Légaré, Sumit (Me2) Majumdar, Sharon Straus.

Deadline to submit abstracts on advancing the science of KT is February 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST).

Information on how to register and submit an abstract can be found here. To visit the KT Canada website, click here.  

The NSHRF’s Research Program funding opportunities for the 2015-16 funding year will open on January 30, 2015. These opportunities include the Establishment Grant; Development/Innovative Grant; and Scotia Support Grant. For more details on these opportunities, see our Schedule of Funding Opportunities.

Krista Connell, NSHRF CEO, has been recently appointed as Chair of the Advisory Council for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). A comprehensive national research initiative, the CSLA will follow approximately 50,000 men and women between the ages of 45 and 85 for at least 20 years with the ultimate goal of finding ways to improve the health of Canadians by better understanding the aging process and the factors that shape the way we age.

As the new Chair of the Advisory Council, Krista will bring a strategically important perspective to the CLSA’s deliberations.

To learn more about the CLSA, click here

Abstracts on advancing Knowledge Translation (KT) science are now being accepted for the KT Canada Annual Scientific Meeting being held in Halifax on May 11 and 12, 2015.

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 16, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

Registration Deadline: May 4, 2015

Registration Fee: $500 CAD ($300 CAD for students and fellows)

For more details, click here

The NSHRF’s REAL Change Intervention Workshop is an innovative learning program where participants will design a policy or practice change with the assistance of an expert in Knowledge Translation.

Registration fee is $50 (includes breakfast and lunch). Cost of travel and accommodations for those travelling outside of Halifax will also be covered.

First Program Workshop: May 8-9, 2015
Application Deadline: February 19, 2015

To apply, click here. Admission is limited.