The KARes (Knowing About Research) Scholar Award

The KARes Scholar Award competition is closed. To view the list of recipients, please click here

This one time only award was offered by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Foundation. To read the award announcement in French, click here.

Who is Eligible?
Objective
Requirements
University Contacts for Researchers
Questions?

Who is Eligible?

The KARes Scholar Award is being offered to a grade 12 student in each of the nine school boards (as listed by the Nova Scotia Department of Education) who will be attending a university or community college in Nova Scotia in 2015-16. The eligible school boards are: 

Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey
Halifax Regional School Board
South Shore Regional School Board
Strait Regional School Board
Tri-County Regional School Board

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Objective

The objective of the KARes Scholar Award is to facilitate an appreciation of the value of health research conducted in Nova Scotia and to understand the impact health research has on individuals, communities and the province. This award is intended to support students in pursuing higher education within the province.

Applicants will be required to select a health topic, conduct interviews (in person, by phone, or online) with a Nova Scotia researcher knowledgeable about a particular health topic and a Knowledge User (someone who could use this knowledge on the health topic) and then write an essay about the health topic.  You will find suggestions in the requirements document to help find a researcher.

The essay may address the following:

  • the value of the health research conducted in Nova Scotia;
  • the impact health research has on individuals, communities and or the province;
  • the importance health research has or should have making decisions about health;
  • a health issue in their community which has benefitted from, or could benefit from, health research; and
  • how they or their community can use health research to help improve the outcomes of this health issue.

The NSHRF is encouraging the research community to respond positively if approached by any high school students. This award is an opportunity to highlight the important work happening in our province to address the health needs of Nova Scotians.

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Requirements

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

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University Contacts for Researchers

For details on university contacts for researchers, click here

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