What's New

Please note: The deadline to apply to the KARes Scholar Award has been extended to April 15, 2015. 

This one time only award is offered by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Foundation.

To read the award requirements, click here. For the Application form, click here

To read the award requirements in French, click here. For the Application Form in French, click here

To learn more about this opportunity, click here

Please Note: The deadlines for the following opportunities have been extended to April 7, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. (AST).

In 2015-16, the NSHRF is hosting the Associated Medical Services (AMS) Project Grant and Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program on behalf of AMS. To learn more about these opportunities, click here

The Canadian GE3LS and Health Services & Policy Research Conference: Integrated Approaches to Opportunities and Challenges in the Genomics Era will address the integration of new genomic technologies into the healthcare system, at the level of practice abd policy, including implications for patients and families, clinicians, health care systems and society. 

For more information, click here

The NSHRF extends condolences to the family and colleagues of Dr. Cy Frank, President and CEO of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions, who passed away on March 4, 2015. Cy was regarded as an inspiring, empathetic and wise leader to those who worked with him. To read the full release and to learn more about Cy’s impact on the health system, click here

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.