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Scotia Scholars Award from Research Nova Scotia

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Scholarship at a glance

Deadline: Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. ADT
Value: $12,500 per year for up to two years (master's) and $18,750 per year for up to two years (doctoral)
Scholarship type: In-program or entrance
Degree level: Thesis-based master's or doctoral
Available to: Canadian and international students

Scotia Scholars Award - Master's

Scotia Scholars Award - Doctoral 


The Scotia Scholars Award from Research Nova Scotia provides financial support to research trainees with exceptional potential who are engaged in health research at participating Nova Scotia institutions. This award will support the growth, acquisition, and retention of highly skilled individuals who are advancing and translating knowledge in disease detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, strengthening health care delivery systems, caring for vulnerable populations, and promoting better opportunities for future health and wellbeing.  Funding for this award is provided by the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Research Nova Scotia pursues equity, diversity and inclusion in Nova Scotia’s research enterprise and will integrate these values in designing and implementing its programs and services.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for this award, you must:

  • At the time of application, have applied to, be accepted in, or be enrolled in a full-time thesis-based master's or doctoral degree program.
  • Have identified and made contact with an eligible research supervisor at Dalhousie.
  • Be engaged with research activities relevant to Research Nova Scotia's Health Missions.
  • Be in good standing for enrollment in the upcoming school year.
  • If successful, maintain all applicable eligibility criteria for the full duration of the award. Awards are not transferable.
  • Achievement of first-class average is recommended, as determined by the host institution, in each of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent).

Application overview

  • Applications and accompanying documentation must be submitted to Research Nova Scotia's online submission portal following the guidelines listed on the ResearchNS website.
  • Documents submitted directly to Dalhousie's Faculty of Graduate Studies will not be accepted.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all requirements are provided for consideration.
  • No applications or application components, including reference letters, will be accepted after the posted deadline.