top of page

Legacy Research Grant

The aim of the Legacy Research Grant is to provide financial support for health services, health policy and quality improvement projects with the greatest potential to advance health-related applied knowledge to improve the respiratory health and health services of Nova Scotians and Prince Edward Islanders.

The focus of the 2023 Legacy Research Grant is to promote innovative research, capacity-building and knowledge translation initiatives designed to improve the way health care services are organized, regulated, managed, financed, paid for, used and delivered, in the interest of improving the health and quality of life of people with respiratory disease.


Applications for projects must pertain to one of the four missions below:


Mission 1 (Reduce Harm): Advance disease detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention

Mission 2 (Improve Systems and Resources): Strengthen our 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


LungNSPEI is pleased to announce that it is continuing its partnership with Research Nova Scotia to offer up to $70,000 in research grant funds.

Applications that align with one or more of the following priority areas* will be considered for review:

  • Innovations in how to organize, finance, manage and deliver health care to improve equity, and are accountable to patients and the public in the following areas:

    • Integration of care (including integrated delivery systems, continuity of care, and/or integration of upstream prevention approaches within health care delivery settings that address the social determinants of health);

    • Primary, home and community-based care;

    • Long-term care (including nursing home care and care provided in retirement homes and assisted living facilities); and

    • The health care workforce (including, funding and remuneration, training and support, such as leadership training incorporating equity, diversity and inclusion, scopes of practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and data systems for planning).

  • Implementation, evaluation and/or scale and spread of digital health solutions, data infrastructure and/or analytics, including virtual care technologies (such as e-referral and e-consult), and remote monitoring solutions, that aim to improve health and patient/provider experience outcomes;

  • Designing, implementing and/or evaluating anti-racist, anti-discriminatory, diverse and/or inclusive health care delivery systems and/or service delivery models that advance the Quadruple Aim and health equity for all

Advancing sustainable, climate-resilient and/or low-carbon health care systems, organizations, and service delivery models.

*These priorities are based on those described by the CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research


Application Process

LRG funded research-01.jpg

Funded Research

Are you a researcher in NS or PEI and are conducting research related to respiratory health? If so, you could be eligible to apply for our Legacy Research Grant. Get more information on dates and application guidelines here.

Our Legacy Research Grant has funded research projects that have to looked to improve treatment for cystic fibrosis, asthma, lung cancer and more. 

The Legacy Research Grant is funded in part by: copy.png
bottom of page