Research Nova Scotia is an independent, not-for-profit corporation with the mandate to support, organize and co-ordinate the funding of research in Nova Scotia. RNS was established to enhance research capacity, as well as align research funding with provincial priorities, and promotes a mission-oriented research ecosystem to help solve Nova Scotia’s biggest challenges.

Our research strategy has been organized into four areas: sustainable bioeconomy, climate change adaptation and resilience, healthy people and health care systems, and improved quality of life for Nova Scotians, representing some of the most pressing needs of the province. Each area is made up of four corresponding missions, which help to give shape to the ways research can contribute to achieving progress for Nova Scotia. 

Through creative partnerships, investing in people, and continuing to push thinking further, our researchers can play a bigger role in helping improve the lives of Nova Scotians and their families for years to come.

Learn more about our Board of Directors, the Research Advisory Committee, mission-oriented research and our missions.

Explore Our Missions

Annual Report
2020 – 2021