Research-Related Support Fund
The Research Support Fund is intended to assist in the design, development, presentation and execution of research by funding in whole or in part research-related expenses that fall outside the scope of the other NBHRF programs.
The research supported must aim for tangible results in a field of human health research. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) defines/categorizes these areas under four themes: 1 – biomedical research, 2 – clinical research, 3 – health systems and services, 4 – population health.
The program is offered annually, subject to the availability of funds.
- Applications are accepted at any time, there are no fixed deadlines.
- Only one request can be accepted for the same research activity.
- Only one application can be accepted for the same researcher during a fiscal year.
- Applications supported by other sponsors/funders will be given priority consideration.
- Requests supported by other sponsors/funders will be given priority consideration.
To be eligible, the researcher must:
Be affiliated with a New Brunswick-based organization that has health research as part of its operational responsibilities. Students will not be funded as applicants.
Generally, all expenses with sufficient and acceptable justification are eligible. Some items may be excluded following the evaluation.
Applications are assessed to ensure that they:
- Meet the purpose, scope and requirements of the funding program.
- Fall within an area of health research as defined in the “Scope” section above.
Once the request is received, the evaluation begins immediately. Decisions are usually made two to four weeks after receipt of the request. Decisions also take into account factors such as the Foundation's current priorities, availability of funds within the Foundation's budget, competing demands, pressure of demand, efficient use of public funds,
Complete the application form and provide the following attachments:
Plain Language Project/Program Summary
Outline the proposed research project. Applicants should provide an appropriate synopsis of their proposed research including research question(s) approaches, methods and literature, and any preliminary results etc.
- Maximum 3 pages.
Relevance of Project to Health Research in New Brunswick
- Maximum 1 page.
- Management or administrative charges or fees are not permissible expenses.
- Maximum 1 page.
Canadian Common CV (CCV)
- A completed CV must be created (and/or updated) and submitted in the Canadian Common CV system as part of the application process. Using the CV “Funding” option, select “Funding Source NBHRF”, and then select “CV Type NBHRF Template”. Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of the application. A submitted version of the CCV will have a date submitted and a confirmation number at the top of the CCV.
The grant recipient must submit a final report within 90 days of the end of the project by completing the NBHRF form entitled Final Report which can be accessed by logging into their NBHRF account.
A brief project summary report, a more detailed scientific report and the institution's signed financial statement must be uploaded as attachments.
All fields in the report form must be completed accurately. If information is missing or inaccurate, the report will be rejected, and the grant recipient will have to redo it.
The grant recipient will receive an automated email confirming report submission. The grant recipient will also receive an email from the NBHRF Program Director indicating whether the final report is complete and accepted. If it is not complete, appropriate action should be taken.
Recipients who do not submit a final report or other required documentation will be ineligible for further NBHRF research funding.