Funding Opportunities

Research Nova Scotia works to develop research opportunities that help us achieve our research missions. Details and deadlines of all our current and recently closed funding opportunities can be found on this page.

Competitions listed as ‘OPEN’ are currently accepting applications; ‘NOI Closed’ specifies competitions that are open only to applicants that successfully passed the NOI screening stage.

Competitions listed ‘IN REVIEW’ are past the application deadline but results have not yet been publicly announced.
The results of competitions listed as ‘Closed’ are publicly available.

Details for ‘CLOSED’ competitions refers to the specific competition. Deadlines and requirements may be updated prior to the launch of the next competition.


Scotia Scholars Award: Undergraduate Programs

Objective: Provides financial support to students with exceptional potential who are, or wish to be, engaged in a health research project at participating institutions.

Participating Institutions: Cape Breton University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Université Sainte-Anne, University of King’s College

Available Funding: $6,250 for up to 4 months (up to 8 months for University of King’s College students)

Important Dates:
Applications Open: November 28, 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2024 at 1:00pm (AST)
Reference Letter Deadline: February 1, 2024 at 1:00pm (AST)


Scotia Scholars Award: NSCC Summer Research

Objective: Provides financial support to students with exceptional potential who are, or wish to be, engaged in a health research project at participating institutions.

Participating Institutions: Nova Scotia Community College

Available Funding: $6,250 for up to 4 months

Important Dates:
Applications Open: November 28, 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2024 at 1:00pm (AST)
Reference Letter Deadline: February 1, 2024 at 1:00pm (AST)


Match Funding

Partnership: Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Genome Canada (GC)

Objective: Supports research initiatives convened by other Competition Granting Organizations that require match funding.

Available Funding: Variable

Deadline: Continuous Intake


Ukrainian Emergency Research Support Fund

Objective: Research Nova Scotia is offering immediate research support funding for Ukrainian students and researchers who are relocating to Canada, either temporarily or permanently, as a result of the Russian invasion.

Available Funding: Variable

Deadline: Continuous Intake


New Health Investigator Grant

Objective: Supports early-career health researchers who are engaged in work that aligns with the province’s health research priorities.

Available Funding: $100,000 for up to two years

Important Dates:
Applications Opened: May 31, 2023
NOI Deadline: June 28, 2023 at 1:00pm (ADT)
Full Deadline: September 20, 2023 at 1:00pm (ADT)


Scotia Scholars Award: Master’s Programs

Objective: Provides financial support to students with exceptional potential who are, or wish to be, engaged in a health research project at participating institutions.

Participating Institutions: Acadia University, Atlantic School of Theology, Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD University, Saint Mary’s University

Available Funding: $20,000 for up to 2 years

Important Dates:
Applications Opened: March 7, 2023
Application Deadline: April 20, 2023 at 1:00pm (AST)
Reference Letter Deadline: April 20, 2023 at 1:00pm (AST)


Scotia Scholars Award: DOCTORAL Programs

Objective: Provides financial support to students with exceptional potential who are, or wish to be, engaged in a health research project at participating institutions.

Participating Institutions: Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Saint Mary’s University

Available Funding: $60,000 for up to 4 years

Important Dates:
Applications Opened: March 7, 2023
Application Deadline: April 20, 2023 at 1:00pm (AST)
Reference Letter Deadline: April 20, 2023 at 1:00pm (AST)


Atlantic Climate Research Collaboration

Partners: Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI)

Objective: A new initiative co-sponsored by Research Nova Scotia and Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute (CANSSI) will tackle complex problems related to climate change and its impacts on coastal communities.

Available Funding: Estimates $50,000-$100,000 for up to three years

Important Dates:
Applications Opened: December 13, 2022
Deadline: February 10, 2023 at 1:00pm (AST)


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Applications for the 2023/24 Scotia Scholars Undergraduate Award are now open!

The award provides financial support to students who are, or wish to be, engaged in a health research project at participating institutions.

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Congratulations to Dr. Michael Zhang at @smuhalifax for receiving @InnovationCA Match Funding for a Data Analysis Centre for Sustainability, Equity and Resilience.

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