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Nova Scotia Museum Research Grants Program 2019

Grants to Nova Scotia Individual Researchers for Projects
Related to the Region's Heritage and Cultural History

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Nova Scotia Museum

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $4,000 to Nova Scotia researchers for projects that provide a different understanding of the region's heritage or cultural history. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of natural, cultural, and marine history, as well as archaeology.

Results from the research can generate artifacts and specimens for the provincial collections.

In the event that projects are judged to be of equal value, the project which involves the greater use of Nova Scotian people and resources will be favored.


Marine History
Original research relating to the marine history of Nova Scotia, including shipbuilding, ship-owning, naval and merchant shipping, fishing, seafarers and seafaring, community activities relating to the sea, and the design, construction and use of vessels.

Cultural History
A research project that examines a theme, idea or value system associated with one or more of the Nova Scotia Museum's cultural history sites or one or more of Nova Scotia's communities (geographic, linguistic, ethnic or occupational). The applicant may span time periods and geographical locations and/or compare cultural or social groups. This project should result in an improved understanding of, and ability to interpret, Nova Scotia’s cultural history.

Natural History
An original research project designed to expand the knowledge of the natural history of Nova Scotia, including Botany, Geology, Biodiversity, Ecology, Systematics, Taxonomy, Palaeo-ecology or Zoology. Proposals are encouraged on timely and relevant topics and projects that yield specimens for the Nova Scotia Museum natural history collection.

A research project that improves the knowledge and understanding of Nova Scotia archaeology. Topics of particular interest include research on threatened sites, inadequately researched archaeological collections, and projects undertaken in association with local communities.

The following conditions will apply to research supported by these grants:
- All, or most, of the research must be carried out in Nova Scotia or involve specimens or artifacts of Nova Scotia origin.
- Studies which are collections-based and/or increase knowledge of the cultural and natural environment in Nova Scotia will be considered.
- The Board of Governors encourages proposals that support the use of multi-media such as the World Wide Web in Museum activities.

Eligible costs to which the grant may apply include travel, field expenses, report preparation, photography, rental of equipment, and other costs directly associated with the project, including a stipend for the proponent where deemed appropriate.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169415

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant will be valued at not more than $4,000 (Canadian).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants may be awarded by the Nova Scotia Museum (NSM) Board of Governors to individuals conducting research in Nova Scotia.

Individuals receiving grants should be associated with a recognized research institution or society, such as a museum, university, and an incorporated society. In cases where individuals are not so associated, they may be made research associates of the Nova Scotia Museum.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by email (PDF attachments only) no later than March 1, 2019.

Successful candidates will be advised, by mail or email according to preference of applicant, of the Board of Governors' decision by May 24, 2019.

To be considered, the application must include all information and materials specified in the Terms of Reference and the Project Submission Format. Each proposal will only be considered under one category, as specified when submitted.

Terms of Reference and the Project Submission:

Contact Information:

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

Applications must be received by email (PDF attachments only) at

Nova Scotia Museum
1747 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
Tel: 902-424-7370

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Nova Scotia