Published: May 3, 2023
RESEARCH NOVA SCOTIA SUPPORTS STUDENT HEALTH RESEARCHERS WITH $186,000 IN FUNDING
Research Nova Scotia has awarded undergraduate students from Cape Breton University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia Community College, St. Francis Xavier University, and University of King’s College with the 2022/23 Scotia Scholars Undergraduate Awards.
PUBLIC IMPACT AWARD 2023
The Public Impact Award, presented by Research Nova Scotia, recognizes 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 was developed in response to the needs of society, and is solving a problem, managing a risk, or creating an opportunity for Nova Scotians.
We’re accepting nominations until May 31, 2023 at 1p.m.
COMPETITION CLOSED: SCOTIA SCHOLARS MASTER’S AND DOCTORAL AWARDS
The competition for the Scotia Scholars Master’s and Doctoral Awards is closed as of April 20, 2023 at 1 p.m. (ADT). We will no longer be accepting applications.
The results will be announced in June.
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.
JOIN CIHR INSTITUTE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, CHILD AND YOUTH HEALTH’S YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
CIHR’S IHDCYH is looking for young Canadians between 12-25 years-old to join their youth advisory council.
Share your voice with Scientific Director, Dr. Christine Chambers, to help advise the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health.
Apply by May 8, 2023.
MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH CANADA OPEN STUDENTSHIP CALLS
MHRC currently has two open calls for studentships:
1. Workplace Mental Health Studentships
2. Fall 2023/Winter 2024 Mental Health Impact Studentships
Deadline for both is May 15, 2023
CIHR FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: TRANSFORMING HEALTH AND INTEGRATED CARE (THINC) KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION & IMPACT HUB
The specific objectives of this funding opportunity are to:
- Foster coordination, shared learning, and collaboration across THINC grantees and knowledge user communities.
- Support capacity development in domains critical to the success and impact of THINC grantees and knowledge user communities.
- Lead initiative-wide KM and evidence support activities to bolster the dissemination, translation and equitable uptake of evidence related to integrated care.
- Amplify and evaluate the collective impact of THINC projects towards achieving Quadruple Aim goals and health equity.
SOCIETAL IMPACT OF SCIENCE CONFERENCE
The Societal Impact of Science Conference will be held on-location in Halifax, Canada over 3 days and will focus on stimulating societal impact of science by building stronger, long-term structures for knowledge and data exchange, as well as Public-Private collaboration.
This conference will feature highly regarded and internationally recognized experts.
The conference expects over 250 participants from more than 30 countries, bringing together experts such as R&D evaluators, university managers, research councils, policy makers, funders, and other stakeholders of impact.
NEW PARTNERSHIP TO FUND RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), in collaboration with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), are pleased to announce a new partnership to develop the solutions required for a sustainable, resilient, and profitable agriculture and agri-food sector in the uncertain climate and net zero economy of the future.
This partnership will fund multidisciplinary, collaborative networks of researchers, mobilizing expertise and technologies in the social and natural sciences, engineering and in areas that broaden the traditional network of agriculture research partners. This funding will support both fundamental and applied research to accelerate transformative alternative practices, technologies and their adoptions, as well as to build reliable and consistent measurement tools and performance metrics.
Preparatory funding requests will be accepted until May 8, 2023 by 9 p.m. (ADT).
nORTHWOOD aNNUAL rESEARCH sYMPOSIUM – cALL FOR sTUDENT aBSTRACTS
Northwood is hosting its annual Research Symposium in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at the Atlantica Hotel, on June 23rd, 2023. This year Northwood will be including student poster presentations. The purpose of the poster presentations is to highlight research that is on-going in Nova Scotia and provide a platform for communication, collaboration and networking among young researchers. The abstract call is open to any students who are working in health/healthcare research.
Submission Requirements: Students will be required to submit and extended abstract (500 words or less) of their work to email@example.com no later than May 20th 2023. The abstract should clearly state the project background, key research objectives, methodology, and summary of findings. Limited spots available, students will be contacted after the due date to on abstract decision.
UKRAINIAN RESEARCHER SPOTLIGHT: KATERYNA RUDENKO
With support from Research Nova Scotia’s Ukrainian Emergency Research Support Fund and a Mitacs Globalink Award, Kateryna Rudenko is contributing to impactful environmental research here while financially supporting her family in Ukraine and planning to help restore her country.
UKRAINIAN RESEARCHER SPOTLIGHT: YULIIA KOMBURLEI
Yuliia Komburlei couldn’t return to Ukraine and decided the best thing she could was continue her education here in Nova Scotia. With support from Research Nova Scotia’s Ukrainian Emergency Research Support Fund and a Mitacs Globalink Award, Yuliia is contributing to impactful health research.
Research Nova Scotia continues to pursue a mission-oriented research strategy to tackle big, complex challenges in Nova Scotia. Our strategy starts with what we want to accomplish and builds a research agenda and coalition of partners to help achieve these goals. By focusing on the goal, we can support many different types of ideas all seeking to find common ground: science and social science, fundamental and applied research can each play a role.
As a province, we face many grand challenges; equally, we are rich in resources, assets and expertise that can grab hold of opportunities. But we cannot do it alone: we need creative and collaborative partners, researchers, and uptake organizations who are willing to work together to find solutions.
Have an idea about how we could work together to support achieving one or more of our missions? Contact us
Beyond Research Podcast
On the Beyond Research Podcast we discuss how important discoveries across disciplines are helping shape our lives. Listen as we speak with talented researchers who are working to solve our biggest challenges.
Season 3 recording is now in progress.
We invite you to catch up on our first two seasons and download a few of our most popular episodes from last month.
Available wherever you get your podcasts.
In the news
- CANSSI EDI Webinar – Microaggressions: They Aren’t Being Too Sensitive (May 4)
- MSSU Sex and Gender Considerations in Research: Resources
- NSCAD Professor Jennifer Green’s Flaxmobile Project Receives Support from Research Nova Scotia
- New Funding for Research of Pancreatic, Esophageal, Brain, Lung, Liver, and Stomach Cancers Announced
- Webinar – Managing the Grid: The Future of Renewable Energy Storage with Dr. Wayne Groszko
- CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) Open House
- Forestry Trust Announces Two New Projects
- Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC)’s new report – Barriers to Mental Health Care in Canada: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
- MHRC’s Free Searchable Portal: The Data Hub
- Funding Available for Clean Energy Projects
- The Eleventh Annual Canadian Statistics Student Conference
- Second Annual Summer Institute on Sustainable Health Systems for Graduate Trainees
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