Research Skills Award
To encourage and support innovative approaches to the development of health research skills in the research community.
This award is intended to foster research skill development through the provision of workshops, seminars, and sponsoring individuals in the attainment of specific skills related to their program of health research. Other activities that would develop research skills will be considered.
Applicants must meet one of these requirements:
- Be a researcher with an academic appointment
- Be a post-doctoral fellow at a Nova Scotia university or affiliated research institution; or at a Nova Scotia university or affiliated research institution or an appointment (with research responsibilities) at an affiliated hospital/research centre/institute; or
- Be a graduate student currently enrolled in a university/college in Nova Scotia or enrolled in a residency and/or training program; or
- Be a licensed health care provider working with or affiliated with a research institution in Nova Scotia; or
- Be a employed in Nova Scotia by a district health authority/IWK/provincial government department in a role with an area of responsibility related to research.
Funding is available up to a maximum of $2,000/award. Funds will only be issued to institutions located in Nova Scotia. No funding will be provided for travel to meetings or conferences for the purposes of delivering presentations, posters or attending sessions. Any request for support of travel must be related to attending a training or skill development opportunity not available in Nova Scotia.
Please visit the Schedule of Funding Opportunities page on the NSHRF website for current award offerings and applicable dates. When available, the application for the Research skills award will be available on this page.
Program requirements for all NSHRF funding opportunities can vary. Please visit the Budget and Allowable Costs page on the NSHRF website to learn more about allowable costs specific to the REDI program.
The Plain Language Summary and Objectives sections are entered directly in the GMS. All other Application Sections are uploaded to the GMS and must adhere to the following format:
- Uploads cannot exceed section page limit and must be in PDF;
- Use a font size of 12 point, black type. No condensed/narrow fonts, type, or spacing;
- PI's last name and application ID number must be at the top of each page in the header;
- Pages uploaded for each section should be numbered in the footer;
- Page numbering can start at one (1) and end with the maximum page limit for that section; applicants do not need to attempt consecutive numbering between sections.
If your team consists of additional team members please add them to your application. Team members need to have a GMS account in order to be added as a team member. However, no validation is required and team members will not be alerted via email that they have been added as a team member on REDI awards. It is the Principle Investigators responsibility to ensure team members are aware of their role.
Please clearly note what team member role/category is assigned to each member.
Please describe the objective of your project (the activities/skill development for which you are requesting funding), the potential impact of the project on health research capacity in the province, and indicate any potential impact on the health of Nova Scotians. This information will be used for communications purposes if funded.
This section is limited to a maximum of one half (1/2) page.
Please list the main project objectives that you want to achieve over the full duration of your project in the GMS application form. Ensure listed objectives cover all the main activities you plan to undertake using the project funds. These objectives should be the same as those described in the project description section of your application.
Please note: Funded applicants will be expected to report on progress related to the listed objectives.
Provide a clear and concise description of the research skill building opportunity. This is not a description of your research interests, but rather a description of how these NSHRF funds will be used. Please describe what research skills you hope to acquire and how you will obtain them. How will your increased research skills contribute to the Nova Scotia health research community? If you are requesting support to travel to obtain the research skill please provide evidence that this opportunity is not available in Nova Scotia. Summarize the project and its fit with the award objective. As the scientific methodology of your project is not being assessed, please do not describe those procedures, theories or techniques.
This section is limited to a maximum of three (3) pages.
Demonstrate the relevance of the proposed project and its anticipated outcomes. Why is this project important to the purpose of REDI? Indicate what potential difference this project will make to the health of Nova Scotians and/or health research enterprise in Nova Scotia.
This section is limited to a maximum of one (1) page.
Please provide a budget justification. Supporting documentation, including cost quotations for workshops/seminars or travel, is to be included following the budget justification section. Please visit our Allowable Costs webpage to learn more about allowable budget items for the REDI program.
This section is limited to a maximum of two (2) pages.
Please include a letter of support from your supervisor (PDF Document). The supervisor's letter must indicate:
(1) How she or he will be involved in the activities related to your research skills award (2) Why the research skill building activity could not be achieved as part of the fellows/student's program of study (3) That the research skill building opportunity is not available in NS (if travel is requested).