Research & Innovation

Nova Scotia Health is a hub of cutting-edge discovery and innovation. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the level of care we are able to provide. We have also partnered with Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre to create a world-leading research environment.

By pooling our resources, we are giving our people the tools to put their ideas into action and forge positive change in our communities.

Our Research, Innovation and Discovery 2020-21 Year at a Glance has just been released. In it, you’ll find inspiring stories of research, innovation and partnership.This vital work is evidence of our commitment to health care innovation that means better health care and outcomes for Nova Scotians. 

  • If you are looking to collaborate with Nova Scotia Health on Personal Protective Equipment, please email us at
  • If you are looking to partner with Nova Scotia Health on research or innovation projects to support Nova Scotia Health’s COVID-19 response, please contact us at

NS Health Research Fund:

Registration deadline: Jan 25, 2022

Application deadline: March 1, 2022

NS Health Research Fund Application Package:

QEII Foundation Translating Research Into Care (TRIC) Grants

Stay tuned for Information about the 2022 Competition.


    The Canada Research Continuity Emergency Fund (CRCEF) was announced on May 15, 2020, as part of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan.  The temporary program was established to help sustain the research enterprise at Canadian universities and health research institutions affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  
    *please click the above link for more information
    • Memo: CRCEF Stage 3 Funding for Research Maintenance and Ramp-up

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