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The NSHRF was recently featured in International Innovation, an international publication from Research Media Ltd. A leading global dissemination for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, this article allows the NSHRF to promote our programs, the researchers we support, and the provincial health research enterprise on a global stage. 

To read the article, please click here and turn to page 11.  

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)’s Café Scientifique Program presents “Withdrawing Life Sustaining Care.”

Date:March 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Durty Nelly’s, corner of Argyle and Sackville Streets, Halifax

For more information, click here

Northwood’s 4th Annual Research Symposium, “Research in Ageing: Continuing Care and Beyond” will be held June 13, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Harbourview, Dartmouth Nova Scotia. For more information including how to register, click here

The Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (CAHSPR)’s annual conference is Canada’s largest gathering of health care policy makers, managers, researchers, students and stakeholders. Held at a different location every year, it is attended by 600+ delegates annually. Don’t miss out on the chance to feature your work.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Convergence of Health Policy and Evidence – Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The conference will take place from May 12-15, 2014 at the Hilton Toronto. For further registration details, click here

To view our updated list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NSHRF's new Grants Management System (GMS) platform and Operating Grants, click here

Applications for Development/Innovative Grants and Establishment Grants can be access on Monday, February 3 at 12:00PM (AST) in our new GMS system. There will be no registrations this year. View our Schedule of Funding Opportunities page for more information.


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 Quebec City from June 9-11, 2014, the purpose of this SI is to provide participants with the opportunity to increase their understanding of knowledge translation 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 2014 SI is “Knowledge Translation for 4 Ps (patients, providers, public and policymakers”.

The SI is free for trainees and costs $1000 for junior faculty (covers registration, accommodation for 2 nights, course materials and food associated with the SI). Junior faculty is defined as new faculty or any faculty new to KT.

Deadline for applications is March 14, 2014. For further application details, click here.

The NSHRF’s REAL Knowledge Program will be covering the cost for up to three successful applicants from Nova Scotia. 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. 

Canada and the European Commission have agreed to renew and expand a joint program that promotes collaboration among researchers in their countries in the area of science and technology.
The project, known as ERA-Can Plus, is a joint initiative of the EC’s European Research Area and the Canadian government. The project, launched in October, provides opportunities for Canadians and Europeans, including early-career researchers and postdoctoral fellows, to collaborate on research projects.
Participants in ERA-Can Plus will be able to apply for research support through Horizon 2020, a major EC funding initiative that is making available 80 billion Euros ($116 billion Canadian) over seven years starting in early 2014.
To learn more about the program, click here