The following is a list of groups that offer financial assistance for education and research. Please contact the individual organizations to obtain current information and application forms. As the regulatory body, the College does not provide members with funding for formal or continuing education or research.
Alzheimer Society of Canada Research Program
Provides research grants and training awards to help researchers study the causes, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer Disease, and care for people affected by the disease. Deadline: Please contact research department.
Contact: Research Department, Alzheimer Society of Canada
20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1600
Toronto, Ontario M4R 1K8
1-800-616-8816 (valid only in Canada)
Canadian Association on Gerontology
The Canadian Association on Gerontology awards and bursaries provide opportunities to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of gerontology and to the CAG itself as well as to support and encourage students who will play a significant role in the future of this field.
Deadline: Please contact the Canadian Association on Gerontology.
Contact: Canadian Association on Gerontology
222 College St. Suite 106
Toronto, ON M5T 3J1
Tel: (416) 978-7977
Fax: (416) 978-4771
Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses: Nova Scotia Council Scholarship
(Current member of CCCN and registered with CRNNS, been employed in nursing in Nova Scotia for at least one year, enrolled in a full or part-time nursing program). Deadline: August 31
Contact: Natalie Nichols, Provincial Director
Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (Nova Scotia Division)
P.O. Box 29048
Halifax Shopping Centre RPO
Halifax, NS B3L 4T8
Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses – Research Grant
CCCN is proud to support/profile cardiovascular nursing research through our annual conference and scientific sessions, small research grant and research excellence recognition award, as well as through our peer reviewed journal - the Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. CCCN is proud to support/profile cardiovascular nursing research through our annual conference and scientific sessions, small research grant and research excellence recognition award, as well as through our peer reviewed journal - the Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Deadline: Contact CCCN
Contact: Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses
Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Research, Clinic and Transplant Grants
To support its mission to help people with cystic fibrosis, the Foundation funds research towards the goal of a cure or control for CF. It provides scientific grants and awards to researchers, fellows and students in over 15 universities, research institutes and host institutions across Canada.
Deadline: Contact the Foundation. Summer Studentship Research applications: February 1.
Contact: Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
2221 Yonge Street, Suite 601
Toronto, Ontario M4S 2B4
Tel 416-485-9149, ext 237
Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
Dr. Sydney Segal Research Grants, Fellowships & Special Project Funding - (Grants may be awarded to students in any discipline (nursing, medical, epidemiological, psychological, biological, sociological, etc.) which is concerned with the causes, effects and/or prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Deadline: June 1
Contact: Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
60 James Street, Suite 403
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7E7
Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association
Nursing scholarships and research awards are available. Research awards are judged on the basis of the relevance of the research in impacting the health and well being of older persons. All propsals are peer reviewed and the Research Awards Committee makes a recommendation regarding the selection of proposals. Deadline: April 30
Contact: Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association
President Elect - Beverley Laurila, RN, BN, MSA, GNC(C)
C/O South Granville Business Office,
101-1001 West Broadway, Dept. 370
Vancouver, BC, V6H 4E4
Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Offers funding for research and career development in applied health services through the following competitions: Grants, Training, Career Development, Awards. Through this competition, the foundation and its co-sponsors fund applied health services research that will be useful to the health system managers and/or policy makers in the text two to five years.
1565Carling Ave, Suite 700
Ottawa, ON K1Z 8R1
McCarthy, Natalie, ext. 222
Program Officer, Grants, Awards, and Partnerships
Canadian Lung Association
The Canadian Lung Association funds research and research training through its medical allied health societies at the national level.
National Research Programs
The Lung Association - National Office
1750 Courtwood Crescent, Suite 300
Ottawa, ON K2C 2B5
Tel: (613) 569-6411 x 262
Fax: (613) 569-8860
Canadian Nurses Foundation
The Canadian Nurses Foundation is the only national charitable organization promoting health and patient care in Canada by fostering excellence in nursing through:
· nursing research grants
· study awards for higher education
· specialty certification
· financial support for other educational purposes
· advocating development, dissemination and utilization of nursing knowledge
The CNF was founded in 1962 with a donation from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. It is the only national foundation committed to promoting the health of Canadians through the advancement of the profession of nursing, by supporting nurses in further education through study awards and research grants. Deadline: April 1.
Contact: Foundation Coordinator
Toll-free 1-800-361-8404 x 242
Tel 1-613-237-2133 x 242
Dalhousie University School of Nursing
A number of awards and scholarships are available to graduate students and alumni of the School of Nursing.
Deadlines: Electa MacLennan Memorial Scholarship - May 31(graduate level); Margaret Cragg Award - October 15 (graduate level); Robert and Katherine MacDonald Scholarship – May 31; Alexandra Hirth Award for Excellence in Nursng Researach – May 31; Masters Alumni Leadership Award – April 30.
Dalhousie University Nursing Research Fund
The Nursing Research Fund was established in 1979 to support research in nursing practice, management and education; enhance the distribution and discussion of research findings; advance opportunities for the debate of significant issues in nursing and further excellence in nursing practice, education and research. IApplications are available from: The Secretary to the Nursing Research Fund, Dalhousie University School of Nursing. Deadlines: October 1, February 1, and June 1 each year.
Contact: Dalhousie University School of Nursing
5869 University Avenue
Halifax, NS B3J 3J5
Nova Scotia Gerontological Nurses Association (NSGNA) Scholarship
Must be member of NSGNA for three consecutive years, part-time or full-time student in university or community college studies. Be involved in a project or in nursing research contributing to gerontology. Financial assistance is also available towards the CNA Certification in Gerontology. Deadline: July 31
Contact: Gloria Connolly, President
Nova Scotia Government & General Employees Union Bursaries and Scholarship Fund
Awarded to NSGEU members or their dependent children who plan to pursue an educational program. Nurses enrolled, full-time or part-time, in a diploma, certificate or degree program are welcome applicants if NSGEU members. Deadline: March 15 and September 15 each year.
Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
Funding available for Health Research Project Grants, Collaborative Health Research Project Grants, Capacity Building Program: Development/Innovative Grants, and Community, Research Alliance Grants, Student Award.
Deadlines: Current information on website
Contact: Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation
PO Box 2684, Halifax, NS B3J 3P7
1660 Hollis Street, 9th Floor, Suite 905
Halifax, NS B3J 1V7
Nova Scotia Nurses Union Scholarships
Available to members of NSNU who are furthering their education in diploma or degree granting programs, and certificate program(s). Deadline: April 30
Contact: NSNU Scholarship
Nova Scotia Nurses Union
30 Frazee Avenue
Dartmouth, NS B3B 1X4
Occupational Health Nurses Association of Nova Scotia Scholarship
Patsy Wadden Continuing Education Award - continuing education in occupational health nursing or related field. Must be a member of OHNANS. Deadline: March 1
Contact: Donna Langille, President
Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
Cardinal Health Research Grant value up to $5,000.
Deadline: Letters of Intent required by November 15. Applications by March 15. Other assistance is also available, please check their website.
Contact: Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada
Primary Health Care Research - Fellowship Opportunity
The "Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC)" program. Program objectives are to build a critical mass of skilled, independent researchers through both student and faculty development; and to increase the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary focus in primary health care research.
Sponsors of the program - Now in its third year, this innovative national program funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), is a collaboration of investigators from family medicine, nursing, psychology, social work, epidemiology and pharmacy from the following Universities: The University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University, McMaster University, Université de Montréal. Deadline: October 31.
Contact: Transdisciplinary Understanding and Training on Research - Primary Health Care (TUTOR-PHC)The University of Western Ontario Research Park, London, ON
Tel (519)661.2111 Ext. 22089
Provincial Nursing Network - The Nova Scotia Nursing Strategy (Nova Scotia Department of Health), introduced in 2001, is a multi-year plan that provides a comprehensive and coordinated approach to enhancing the quality of work life for nurses, retaining experienced nurses in the system, and creating an environment in which recruitment efforts will be successful. Nova Scotia has a number of bursaries to help nurses at different stages in their careers.
Saint John Ambulance - National Nursing Studies Bursaries
St. John Ambulance is pleased to offer a national Bursary program to members of Saint John Ambulance. The Margaret MacLaren Memorial Fund, the Kathleen Gilmour Memorial Award and the Elaine Laurin Award were established to help gifted candidates pursue advanced studies in nursing. Deadline: March 15
Contact: Annette Deagle, Director Community Services
St. John Ambulance Nova Scotia Council
88 Slayter Street
Dartmouth, NS B3A 2A6
Tel: 902-463-5646 Ext 2300
The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch - Dr. A.J. MacLeod Scholarship
(Funds are available to a qualified member to further competency by pursuing an educational program related to the field of nephrology). Deadline: September 15
Contact: The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch
Suite 15, 6960 Mumford Road
Halifax, NS B3L 4P1
The Kidney Foundation of Canada – Research Grants and Scholarships
· Biomedical Research Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships – Deadline: October 15
· Allied Health Research Grant – Deadline: October 15
· Allied Health Fellowships & Scholarships – Deadline: March 15
Contact: The Kidney Foundation's Research Program
Manager, National Research Program
300-5165 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC H4A 1T6
Tel. 1 800 361-7494, ext. 223
514-369-4806, ext. 223
University of New Brunswick - Helen Gibson Memorial Scholarship
(Available to full and part-time masters students who are alumni from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of New Brunswick. In order to get this award you must be attending the UNB Graduate Program as well as having graduated from the undergraduate program.). Other funding is also available on their website. Deadline: August 1
Contact: Faculty of Nursing
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3
Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing Nurses Alumni Bursary Fund
Available for alumni of the former Victoria General Hospital School of Nursing enrolled full or part-time 2nd and 3rd year of a baccalaureate program in nursing. (Please check each year on the availability of the scholarship) Deadline: October 30
Contact: Norma Price
940 Marlborough Avenue
Halifax, NS B3H 3G8
Yarmouth Hospital Foundation Bursary for first year students
All first year students enrolled in the Dalhousie University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Yarmouth site, are eligible to apply for a bursary provided by the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation. The bursary, awarded annually, amounts to $5,000.
Deadline: September 1.
Contact: Liz Prime, Administrative Assistant
Dalhousie School of Nursing, Yarmouth Site
58 Vancouver St
Yarmouth, NS B5A 2P5
Tel 742-3542, Ext. 213
Please refer to the following provincial/national agencies for funding opportunities:
Last update: May 13, 2013