Research Nova Scotia (RNS) is a not-for-profit corporation established to enhance research capacity and align research funding with provincial priorities. RNS invests in research that builds and translates knowledge to help ensure a sustainable and prosperous future for Nova Scotia.

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.