The Development/Innovative Grant supports health researchers working on initiatives considered to be innovative or in development as they prepare their projects for submission to targeted peer review funding competitions.

Dalhousie University

Dr. Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
Faculty of Computer Science
Project: Digital Point-of-care Clinical Documentation in a Busy Emergency Department: An AI based Dictaphone using Intelligent Speech Recognition
Funding Contribution: $15,000


Dr. Mark Asbridge
Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
Project: Developing an evaluation framework for prescription monitoring programs in Canada
Funding Contribution: $14,200.00


Dr. John Frampton
School of Biomedical Engineering
Project: Development and validation of a three-dimensional culture system for modeling the prostate cancer microenvironment
Funding Contribution: $14,986.00


Ms. Rebecca Moyer 
School of Physiotherapy
Project: Current Management and Health Care Quality for Patients with Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis
Funding Contribution: $15,000.00


Dr. Heather Neyedli
School of Health and Human Performance
Project: Uncovering the mechanisms by which aerobic fitness mitigates stress-induced cognitive decline
Funding Contribution: $15,000.00


Dr. Jan Rainey
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Project: Developing on-cell nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy tocharacterize ligand-receptor interactions
Funding Contribution: $15,000.00


Dr. Christopher Sinal
Department of Pharmacology
Project: Chemerin as a Mediator of the Obesity-Breast Cancer Linkage
Funding Contribution: $15,000.00


Dr. Deniz Top
Department of Pediatrics
Project: Quantification of neuronal activity and transcription to identify uncoupled neuronal clusters to determine etiology of neuropsychiatric disorders
Funding Contribution: $15,000.00

Mount Saint Vincent University

Dr. Tamara Franz-Odendaal
Department of Biology
Project: The impact of whole body vibrations on the developing embryo
Funding Contribution: $15,000.00


Dr. Sara King
Faculty of Education
Project: Paging Dr. Google: Availability and Reliability of Online Evidence-Based Treatment Information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Funding Contribution: $15,000.00


Dr. Jesse-Lee McIsaac 
Faculty of Education and Department of Child and Youth Study
Project: Establishing a current state assessment of healthy eating practices across early learning environments: A foundation to mobilize knowledge-to-action
Funding Contribution: $14,854.00


Saint Mary’s University

Dr. Jamie Livingston
Department of Criminology
Project: Examining victims’ needs in the forensic mental health context
Funding Contribution: $15,000.00

Université Sainte-Anne 

Elizabeth Harvey
Department of Educational Sciences 
Project: Validation of a comprehensive assessment of media use by preschool-aged children in Nova Scotia
Funding Contribution: $$149,755.22