NSHRF Scotia Scholar Undergraduate Research Awards


The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) has announced the details of their competition for NSHRF Scotia Scholar awards for 2016-2017. StFX can fund up to 8 undergraduate student research awards in 2017 ($5000 each) for a total value of $40,000. The research applications prepared by students applying for these awards must fit with one of the two priority NSHRF areas (1. biomedical research or 2. health policy, health outcomes and health services research). Each student applicant must apply together with a StFX faculty supervisor.

The internal StFX deadline for receipt of complete NSHRF Scotia Scholar award applications is 5 PM (AST) Friday January 6th, 2017. This will enable us to meet the NSHRF requirement for all universities to complete their internal evaluation and submit selected applications to NSHRF by January 20, 2017.  Complete applications should be delivered to Elizabeth Leigthon (eleighto@stfx.ca) in the Office of the Associate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies (NT308) in electronic or print format on or before the internal deadline.  

Eligibility requirements and review criteria are as follows:

To qualify, applicants must:
  • not have previously held a Scotia Scholars Award for the degree level they will be enrolled in during the tenure of the current award for which they are applying; and
  • demonstrate in their application that the research activity they will complete as part of their degree requirements relates to health research and is relevant to the mandate of the NSHRF and the NSHRF’s health research priority areas.

Undergraduate Award Eligibility

To qualify to apply for this award, applicants must:
  • be registered in a honours stream or advanced major undergraduate degree program and have completed at least two (2) years of an undergraduate degree;
  •  have achieved a first-class average in the current undergraduate degree program; and
  • be in good standing for continued enrollment in a honours stream or advanced major undergraduate degree program

An annual call for applications is made each year by the Office of the Asscoiate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies.  For more information, see the following link:  NSHRF Scotia Scholars Awards (undergraduate)

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