For Researchers

Below you will find our research missions, current funding opportunities, recently closed funding opportunities, Competitive Edge Initiative programming information, Grant Holders Guide, JURA login, funding policies, and more.

Our research strategy has been organized into four areas: sustainable bioeconomyclimate change adaptation and resiliencehealthy 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.



View the funding opportunities page.

Below is a list of current funding opportunities.


Congratulations on receiving a Research Nova Scotia award. Below you’ll find resources to help you understand the conditions and requirements that come with your award:

Funding Policies

Please review all Research Nova Scotia’s funding policies prior to completing an application for funding.

Research Nova Scotia’s Funding Policies


The Competitive Edge Initiative (CEI) is designed to support researchers in advancing their programs of research. The CEI will provide opportunities such as workshops and information sessions to enhance grantsmanship skills, facilitate connections, improve communications skills, and more.

Jura is Research Nova Scotia’s online portal for prospective applicants. We invite you to create an account to manage and view all your funding related communication with RNS, from creating and submitting applications to filing progress reports and everything in between.

If you require support while using Jura please contact the helpdesk at Jura Helpdesk hours are 8am-4pm AST Monday to Friday. Responses will be provided as soon as possible but please allow up to 24 hours.


“My goal is to improve sustainable production. What that breaks down to meaning is that we can continually produce seafood, a great nutritional source for us, without taking advantage of or depleting resources.”

Dr. Stefanie Columbo, Dalhousie’s Agriculture Campus

“The pandemic has had a particular impact on older adults, especially those with underlying health conditions. We want to see if Far-UVC light can kill airborne viral transmissions, including the SARS CoV-2 virus, in long-term care facilities.”

Dr. Kenneth Rockwood, Nova Scotia Health