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How can we help?

Finding Partners in the NS Post-secondary System

We can help. If you represent a Nova Scotia based community group or agency and are looking for research support, CLARI staff and partners can help you locate expert faculty collaborators based in Nova Scotia. Use the contact page to get in touch.

Finding Other Action Research Partners

Through our project funding, CLARI identifies and brings together like minded faculty and community partners to discuss issues of shared importance related to community-based research. Watch for our “Collaboratives” page for more information on becoming part of those conversations.

Community Research Assistance Fund

This funding has been established to support opportunities for increased engagement between Nova Scotia communities and post-secondary faculty and student researchers in Nova Scotia. The priority of this funding program is responding to community identified needs through these engagements.

CLARI Principles

Projects that CLARI supports will align with the following principles guiding our work:

Eligible Community Partners

This funding program is designed to support Nova Scotia based community groups and partners, to the benefit of Nova Scotians. To be eligible, a community partner will be:

Eligible Costs

Eligible costs up to $7500 will be supported. This funding is designed to support faculty/student engagement in a project. As such, any funding that is awarded is held in a research account at the faculty institution on behalf of the project partners. Faculty partners should note that administrative fees are NOT an eligible expense in this funding program. Eligible costs include:

NOTE TO FACULTY: Capstone projects are not eligible for funding under this program.

More Information

For more information contact Ray MacNeil, CLARI Network Manager at To submit an application, click on the Community Application Form button below.

CLARI is a partnership of post-secondary institutions in Nova Scotia whose mission it is to support community-based research through the engagement of Nova Scotia post-secondary faculty and students with other public institutions and social serving agencies. All the partners gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of Nova Scotia in this funding program.

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Community Application Form