Featured Story, August 2022

Public Impact Award

The Public Impact Award has been created by Research Nova Scotia to recognize a Nova Scotian researcher in academia, a public research institution, government, or the private sector, whose research has benefited Nova Scotians by tangibly improving the economy, environment, healthcare system, or society. The recipient’s work will have been developed in response to the needs of society and is solving a problem, managing a risk, or creating an opportunity for Nova Scotians.

The Award will be presented at the 20th Annual Discovery Awards on Wednesday, November 23 at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, NS.

In this issue.

Ukrainian Emergency Research Support Program

The Ukrainian Emergency Research Support Fund will provide funding to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers who are accepted by a Nova Scotian institution to continue their research work. Postsecondary research institutions and research-focused organizations are eligible hosts for the grants, which are intended to offset some of the costs of outfitting offices and labs, renting out or sharing equipment, and integrating visiting Ukrainians into a Nova Scotian education system.

RNS and Forestry Innovation Transition Trust investing $5.38 million to deliver a 3-Year Forestry Research Program.

Research Nova Scotia is partnering with the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust (FITT) to deliver a three-year forestry research program. This program will work to harness the creativity and expertise of Canada’s research community to support Nova Scotia’s transition to an ecological forestry model. The research program builds on Research Nova Scotia’s forestry research agenda work in 2021, which identified the knowledge gaps and opportunities facing the forestry sector as it adapts to a changing climate and transitions for the future.

Funding opportunities.

Recognize a leader in IBD Research

As the largest non-governmental funder of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research in Canada, Crohn’s and Colitis Canada proudly celebrates and recognizes Canadian IBD researchers for their exceptional contributions to the field of IBD research through four awards.

The notable awards, which you can learn more about below, include:

  • Research Leadership Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Women in IBD: Outstanding Researcher Award
  • Women in IBD: Emerging Researcher Award

Nominations are being accepted until August 15, 2022 at 5 PM ET.

The Gairdner Foundation Award Calls

Canada Gairdner International Award

Five $100,000 awards given annually

Awarded to outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine resulting in an increased understanding of human biology and disease. 

The award is intended for seminal bodies of work, not cumulative lifetime achievement. Self-nominations not accepted for the International Award.
Nominations due October 1, 2022

John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

One $100, 000 award given annually (can be shared)

Awarded for scientifically based research that has improved the health and well-being of those facing health inequities worldwide.
Nominations due October 1, 2022

The Robin Rigby Trust Call for Proposals 2022: Collaborative Coastal Research

Proposals are invited from qualified individuals seeking financial support to undertake collaborative research projects that focus on understanding and implementing conservation and sustainable development in coastal areas.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2022

Transforming Health with Integrated Care Implementation Science Team Grants

Transforming Health with Integrated Care (THINC) Implementation Science Team (IST) Grants focus on improving our understanding of how to implement, evaluate, and spread/scale (share) transformative evidence-informed integrated care policies and interventions towards advancing the Quadruple Aim and health equity (sometimes known as the Quintuple Aim). Incorporating health equity as a fifth aim recognizes the critical importance of ensuring that health system transformation is pursued and realized equitably. The IST Grants are a major component of the THINC research initiative, which is led by CIHR’s Institute of Health Services and Policy Research (IHSPR) in collaboration with multiple institutes, initiatives, and partners.  

Application Deadline: November 29, 2022

Beyond Research Podcast.

The Beyond Research Podcast takes you beyond the research to show how important discoveries across disciplines help shape our lives. Listen as we speak with talented researchers who are working to solve Canada’s biggest challenges. 

Catch up on Season 2 and stay tuned for new episodes coming soon. Follow Beyond Research Podcast on Facebook, Instagram, and on Twitter.

Episode 9: Virtual Reality & Health Care

Virtual Reality continues to be embraced by researchers, health care providers, and patients alike. Although the field is still relatively new, there seem to be more and more examples of virtual reality having a positive impact on health care delivery, treatment, and training both here at home and around the globe. In this episode we will explore examples of how research in the area of virtual reality could help address current gaps and in our healthcare system and improve patient care today and in the future.

Episode 8: Climate Change & Agriculture

Explore how resilient our land-based farms and farm-related businesses are to the impacts of global climate change, as well as solutions researchers and farmers are exploring to help improve our ability to adapt long-term. We hear from industry experts on how climate change is currently impacting our agri-food industry, what solutions are being implemented successfully, and discuss how we can best prepare for future climate-related challenges.

Episode 7: Economic Growth Through Research

Research plays a vital role in creating economic growth, talent attraction, and youth retention. When properly executed, research investments also directly support provincial priorities. In this episode we explore the different ways research can create economic growth for both new and established companies. Listen as we discuss opportunities to further support research and innovation in local industries and institutions.

Episode 6: Making Food Secure

Currently 4.4 million Canadians are living in food-insecure households and 1 in 6 households in Nova Scotia are food insecure. In this episode we hear from experts leading the way in research and response to food insecurity in Nova Scotia. Listen as we explore the concept of food security, the benefits of developing a food autonomy strategy, and research underway that can help us better understand and improve food security for all.

Working together.