Team Development Award
To encourage and support the development of new research teams or the strengthening of existing research teams lead by Nova Scotian investigators.
This award is intended to support research team development within the province, which can include national and international collaboration. Teams should consist of at least one investigator with an academic appointment at a Nova Scotia institution.
Applicants must meet one of these requirements:
- Be a researcher with an academic appointment
- Be employed in Nova Scotia by a district health authority/IWK/provincial government department in a role with an area of responsibility related to research. at a Nova Scotia university or affiliated research institution or an appointment (with research responsibilities) at an affiliated hospital/research centre/institute.
Funding is available up to a maximum of $10,000 award. Funds will only be issued to institutions located 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 Team Development 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 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 proposed project (the activities which you are requesting funding). This is not a description of your research interests, but rather a description of how these NSHRF funds will be used. Please list the project goal and objectives as well as indicators of success. Include a work plan with start and end date, significant milestones, any relevant details on activities and persons responsible. 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. If the project is taking place outside of Nova Scotia please demonstrate the benefit to the health research enterprise in Nova Scotia and indicate potential benefits to the health of Nova Scotians.
This section is limited to a maximum of one (1) page
Please provide a budget justification. Supporting documentation, including cost quotations for equipment or service contracts, is to be included following the budget justification section. Please note: if requesting funding for equipment over $1000 indicate if this equipment is available at another Nova Scotia institution and why it cannot be used. Please visit our Allowable Cost webpage to learn more about allowable budget items for the REDI program.
This section is limited to a maximum of two (2) pages