Funding Opportunities

We can help you through the process of funding your research, from informing you about internal and external funding opportunities to assisting you with grant applications.

Our Dentistry Research Bulletin provides updates on research news, research training and funding opportunities. Please use your Dalhousie credentials to access this site.  Further updates are provided via email to the research distribution list.  To subscribe, contact

Internal opportunities

Note: All instructions and forms are available on the Research Bulletin Site for anyone with Dalhousie Credentials.  


Summer Research Program

The Faculty of Dentistry provides funding for students currently enrolled in the Dalhousie University Dentistry (DDS1 and DDS2) and Dental Hygiene programs to conduct a summer research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Faculty Project proposals are Due Feb 12, 2024.

Student applications and details of available projects will be released by March 1, 2024.

Research Activity Support Fund

Funding (up to $2,000) is available to support research related activities of members of the Faculty of Dentistry. Activities such as research training, grant preparation, pilot studies or dissemination are eligible.  

Faculty Research Fund

The Faculty of Dentistry Research Fund provides funding (up to $10,000 for one year) for research projects that will help build research capacity within the faculty. Projects must have direct relevance to dentistry, dental hygiene and oral health. Applications will only be considered from within the Faculty of Dentistry. Competitions are held three times per year. Deadlines for applications are 1 March, June, & November (or the following weekday, should the 1st fall on a holiday or weekend). 


External funding agencies   

Research Nova Scotia (RNS)

RNS fosters research and development contributing to improved social and sconomic outcomes for Nova Scotians.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR)

CIHR is Canada's federal government health research investment agency, and is comprised of 13 institutes.

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

NSERC supports student research, discovery research and innovation, and fosters partnerships between researchers and companies.

Network for Canadian Oral Health Research (NCOHR)

NCOHR provides grant development funding to support researchers in preparing grant submissions at the national or international level.