Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Scotia Scholar Undergraduate Research Awards

2017 NSHRF Scotia Scholars Awards recipients include, front row from left, Carmen Landry, Elizabeth Wallace, and Laura Davidson. Back row: Devin Wood, Hannah Stevens, and Molly Rutherford. Missing from the photo are Emma Truffyn and Jessica Delorey.

Research Nova Scotia (RNS) provides support for undergraduate Scotia Scholar research awards valued at $6250 each ($4800 from RNS and $1450 from StFX). Applications must fit with one of the four RNS categories (biomedical research, health policy, health outcomes and health services research). Each student applicant must apply together with a StFX faculty supervisor.  Student applicants must demonstrate in their application that the research activity they will complete as part of their degree requirements relates to health research and is relevant to the mandate of the Research NS and its health research priority areas.

Applicants must also be registered in a honours stream or advanced major undergraduate degree program and have completed at least two (2) years of an undergraduate degree; have achieved a first-class average in the current undergraduate degree program; and be in good standing for continued enrollment in a honours stream or advanced major undergraduate degree program. The internal deadline is NOON January 23 each year (when this date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications are due NOON the next business day). Reference letters MUST be sent by email to by this date and time. An annual call for applications is made each year by the Office of the Associate Vice President, Research and Graduate Studies.  

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