What's New

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.

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify an evaluation team to conduct a process and outcomes evaluation of the Early Years Centres. The evaluation will inform the Early Years Branch and the Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation as they assess and refine the model. The overall purpose of the evaluation is to examine if the program model and implementation are having an impact on the objectives and outcomes as described in the program logic model and evaluation framework. An Evaluation Advisory Committee (EAC) has been established to support this evaluation project.

The NSHRF has been identified to facilitate the RFP process including selection of the successful evaluation team. The NSHRF will take an active role in the on-going management of the project and will administer the project including facilitating agreement between the successful evaluation team and the project partners, distribution of project funds, monitoring of deliverables and reporting. For more information about this opportunity, click here

Detailed Time Frame

The Early Years Centre Evaluation Project will commence in January 2014 and is targeted for completion in September 2019.
RFP will be posting date: December 2, 2014
Proposals must be submitted by: December 29th, 2014 at 2:00pm AST
Short listed candidates should be available to meet with project partners (if required) on: January 9th, 2015
Successful applicants will be notified by: January 14th, 2015
Successful applicants should be prepared to meet with project partners: January 19th, 2015
Annual report deadlines and other milestones will be confirmed at the first quarterly meeting of the EAC and the successful applicants.

Proposal Submission and Contact Information

Proposals are to be submitted electronically to the NSHRF via email. Please send all required application components to leslie.power@novascotia.ca before December 29th, 2014 at 2:00pm AST.

Questions related to this RFP should be directed to leslie.power@novascotia.ca or 902-424-4193.