The Nova Scotia government established the Research Nova Scotia Corporation (RNS) to foster research and development contributing to improved social and economic outcomes for Nova Scotians.

RNS is a not-for-profit corporation which is governed by a board of directors.

RNS supports, organizes, and coordinates funding for:

  • Research that produces opportunities and outcomes to advance strategic sector growth, export growth, employment creation and attachment, population growth, economic participation and benefit in Nova Scotia.
  • Research that contributes to health innovation, mental health, continuing care, accessible health services, well-being of citizens, and a healthy population and strong healthcare system in Nova Scotia.

In addition to providing funding opportunities, RNS will develop and implement a strategy to increase research capacity in the province, support Nova Scotia’s research community and align funded research activity with provincial priorities.