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Engage Nova Scotia and Research Nova Scotia have partnered to coordinate a funding opportunity. The opportunity will support graduate students (master’s and doctoral) and post-doctoral fellows to undertake research about time adequacy and wellbeing.

Financial support is available as fellowship-style funding that will be paid directly to the student in one lump sum at the onset of the project. The funding will support students to undertake projects involving analyses of the 2019 Nova Scotia Quality of Life Survey results related to time adequacy and wellbeing. We are particularly interested in time adequacy and wellbeing, and:

  1. their relationship to mental health;
  2. the experiences of single parents;
  3. the experiences of youth, and;
  4. the experiences of those who face housing insecurity.

We are seeking exploratory and pattern-identification data analysis strategies that focus on highlighting and visualizing themes, rather than testing specific hypotheses. Preference will be given to applicants with experience and skills suiting the nested, population-weighted nature of the data.

Funding amount: $7500/student for 2 students
Notification of decisions: July 11, 2022
Project period: July – October 2022

The objectives of this research opportunity are to:

  • Support research that seeks to better understand and improve the wellbeing of Nova Scotians across the province;
  • Translate survey results about time adequacy and wellbeing, so we can better understand their relationship;
  • Share findings with decision makers and community leaders to better inform policies and programs; and,
  • Point to areas where further research is needed.

APPLY BY: JUNE 24, 2022

How to Apply: Submit a 2-3 page proposal, with CV and 1- 2 examples of past projects/papers, to: Engage’s SDG Program Director, Blair Crawford,, and Cc: Engage’s Research Coordinator & Data Analyst, Taylor Hill,

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