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Grants to Novia Scotia Investigators for
Research Related to Respiratory Health

Legacy Research Grant

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Lung Association of Nova Scotia (LANS) and Research Nova Scotia

Deadline Date:

05/13/22 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $70,000 to Nova Scotia investigators associated with academic institutions for research related to respiratory health. Funding is intended to prevent and manage lung disease. Funding may be used for equipment, operating expenses, and for employing research trainees, research assistants, and technicians. Salaries for grant employed staff should be in line with those used for employees in the Grantee’s institution.

Applications are being accepted for research projects that are respiratory health-related and pertain to any of the four missions below.

  • Mission 1 (Reduce Harm): Advance disease detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention
  • Mission 2 (Improve Systems and Resources): Strengthen the health care delivery system
  • Mission 3 (Build Resilience): Care for vulnerable populations
  • Mission 4 (Innovate for the Future): Promote better opportunities for future health and wellbeing

In past Legacy Research Grant cycles, the Association required successful applicants to publish their research findings in an open-access journal (at minimum). This year, the Association will be replacing this requirement by making knowledge translation (KT) a fundamental part of the Legacy Research Grant. Applicants will be required to provide either an End of Grant KT or Integrated KT plan (as per CIHR guidelines) as part of their application. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 155109

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Number of Grants:

Depending on the number and quality of applications received, and at the discretion of the LANS Board of Directors, one grant may be awarded for the total amount or multiple grants could be awarded to several applicants.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $70,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply, the Principal Investigator must:
- Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a Protected Person under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada); and
- Hold an academic appointment with any Nova Scotia academic institution that has a national granting council (e.g., CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC) eligibility to conduct peer-reviewed health research. Applicants without academic appointments may collaborate with other investigators holding valid academic appointments.

Applicants who have been previously awarded a Legacy Research Grant from LANS in 2020 or 2021 and have not submitted a progress report are not eligible for this competition.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Schedule:
Applications open: March 1, 2022
Application deadline: May 13, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Winner notification: August 1, 2022
Funds dispersed to winner: November, 2022
Successful applicant project update: March 1, 2023
Final project report due: March 1, 2024
Final report must be published: March 1, 2024

Electronic versions of completed applications (see attached) must be received by email prior to Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Consideration will not be given to any applications received after this time.

The Review Committee will make recommendations to the LANS Board of Directors. The LANS Board of Directors will make the final decision regarding the awarding of the grants. Written notification will be sent to all applicants to notify them of the decision for their application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please submit your application form and all pertaining documents as a single PDF by email to

For more information about the Legacy Research Grant, please contact:
Brett Hopkins, Manager of Health Initiatives
At the above email address or
Phone: (902) 443-8141 ext. 25

The Lung Association of Nova Scotia
6331 Lady Hammond Rd
Halifax, NS

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