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June 1, 2022
This is the June edition of the Research Nova Scotia Newsletter. Follow along for updates on current funding opportunities, upcoming events, award recipients, and researcher stories that highlight the exciting research taking place right here in Nova Scotia.
Current Funding Opportunities
  • New Health Investigator Grant, Notice of Intent deadline is Tuesday, June 21 at 1:00pm (ADT)
  • Engage Nova Scotia and Research Nova Scotia Issue Call for Research Proposals
  • NSERC Discovery Grants Program is now accepting notifications of intent to apply
  • The Gairdner Foundation Award Calls 
  • The Robin Rigby Trust Call for Proposals 2022: Collaborative Coastal Research
  • 2023 Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant Competition
Beyond Research Podcast
  • New Episode: Virtual Reality and Health Care, featuring Dr. Jordan Sheriko and Megan Brydon from IWK Health
Recent Announcements
  • Research Nova Scotia Announces Ukrainian Emergency Research Support Program
  • Maritime Health Research Summit: Wise Practices in Health Equity 
In the News
  • Survey on Dementia Care in Nova Scotia
  • CSPC 2022 Navigating Uncertainty: Targeting Sustainability
  • Evidence Informing Practice: A Panel of Health Systems Researchers
  • Making the Most of Media Interviews
Funding Opportunities
New Health Investigator Grant

The New Health Investigator Grant supports early-career health researchers who are engaged in work that aligns with the province’s health research priorities. The grant aims to provide two years of support of up to $100,000 for researchers who are within the first five years of their academic appointment in Nova Scotia or who are new to the field of health research. Funding provided will support the establishment of independent programs of research, support and expand the research productivity necessary for obtaining long term funding from national and external agencies and expand the potential for early career investigators to make significant contributions in their field. For the 2022-23 academic year, funding for this grant is provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Notice of Intent (NOI) Deadline: Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. (ADT)

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Engage Nova Scotia and Research Nova Scotia Issue Call for Research Proposals

Engage Nova Scotia and Research Nova Scotia have partnered to coordinate a funding opportunity. The opportunity will support graduate students (master’s and doctoral) and post-doctoral fellows to undertake research about time adequacy and wellbeing, and:

  • their relationship to mental health;
  • the experiences of single parents;
  • the experiences of youth, and;
  • the experiences of those who face housing insecurity.

We are seeking exploratory and pattern-identification data analysis strategies that focus on highlighting and visualizing themes, rather than testing specific hypotheses.

Funding amount: $7,500/student for 2 students

Applications Due by June 24, 2022

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NSERC Discovery Grants Program Now Accepting Notifications of Intent to Apply

It is time to start preparing your Discovery Grant application. A notification of intent to apply (NOI) must be submitted by Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 8:00 p.m. (ET).

The NOI is mandatory when applying for a Discovery Grant. Applicants who do not submit an NOI cannot submit a full application. The information contained in the NOI allows NSERC to start some aspects of the review process, including the preliminary assignment to an evaluation group, the selection of external reviewers and the verification of the eligibility of the subject matter.

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The Gairdner Foundation Award Calls
*NEW* Canada Gairdner Momentum Award

Open to mid-career investigators working in Canada who in their last 6 active years have produced exceptional scientific research contributions with continued potential for impact on human health. Submissions from all areas of health research welcome, including but not limited to discovery, clinical, global health, and population science and translational research.
Two $50,000 awards given annually.
Initial submissions are due July 15 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by others.
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Gairdner Early Career Investigator Competition

Early career investigators across Canada are invited to submit an application to present their research as part of the Gairdner Science Week events in October. Five investigators will be chosen to give 10 minute talks in association with the Laureate Lectures on October 27, 2022, to participate in a networking session with 2022 laureates and to attend the 2022 Awards Gala on October 27, 2022 (travel and hotel provided). The talks will be broadcast live and recorded for YouTube distribution globally.

This call is open to all faculty and professionals at the Assistant Professor or equivalent rank. Only one submission allowed per individual.

Deadline is August 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT)

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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
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2023 Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grant Competition
The Terry Fox New Frontiers Program Project Grants is a long‐standing program involving the best cancer researchers in Canada. These programs support Canadian research teams exploring new frontiers in cancer research (i.e., breakthrough and transformative biomedical, clinical and translational research which may form the basis for innovative cancer prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment).

Letter of Intent due Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (PDT)
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Beyond Research Podcast

S2, 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.

In this episode we hear from Dr. Jordan Sheriko, Director of Rehabilitation Services at the IWK Health, and Megan Brydon, PACS Application Specialist at IWK Health.

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Listen Now
Research Nova Scotia Announces Ukrainian Emergency Support Program
The Ukrainian Emergency Research Support Program 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.
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Maritime Health Research Summit:
Wise Practices in Health Equity
June 23, 2022, 8:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. (AST)
A wise practices approach recognizes that one size doesn’t fit all and values diversity in knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. The Maritime Health Research Summit is an opportunity to hear from various experts about how to incorporate wise practices in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Sex and Gender, and Indigenous Engagement into patient-oriented research.
Learn more
Survey on Dementia Care in Nova Scotia

Researchers at Nova Scotia Health are seeking input from families and healthcare providers on the current health and social needs of persons with dementia, as well as their experiences with telehealth. Help identify and understand the current needs of persons with dementia and explore ways in which telehealth can be used to improve care in Nova Scotia by completing this research survey.

Who can participate?

  • Nova Scotians with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia living in the community

  • Family members, caregivers, and care partners of Nova Scotians living in the community with dementia

  • NSH healthcare professionals who provide dementia care

  • ASNS program and services staff members

What does it involve?

  • A survey (20-30 mins) on your experiences with dementia care in Nova Scotia

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