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.
Action 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.
See below for more Information on eligibility and how to apply.
Projects that CLARI supports will align with the following principles guiding our work:
- Awarded projects will fit within the CLARI mission by:
a) supporting community-led research through the interaction of Nova Scotia post-secondary institutions with public and social serving agencies, and
b) where possible, supporting the opportunity for students in partner institutions to have innovative experiences in community-based research projects.
- The research need will be defined primarily by, and originate from, the Nova Scotia based community organization, rather than the academic partner.
- The academic partner(s) will have the capacity to address the research need and it will be relevant to their ongoing research interests.
- The community organization will have the capacity to produce tangible benefits from the research results.
- It will also be a benefit if the project has the potential for future external funding and/or future collaborations.
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:
- based in Nova Scotia.
- a community group, registered non-profit or social enterprise (in some cases some quasi-public institutions may be eligible).
- creating benefits in Nova Scotia.
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:
- HR: Student Research Assistant time and in some cases technical support available at the post-secondary institution will be considered eligible expenses. Faculty stipends are not eligible.
- Research Agenda: Reasonable expenses for consumables (e.g. database access, travel, meetings).
- Knowledge Translation: Reasonable costs for report preparation and/or presentations to disseminate research.
- Capital: Capital expenses up to 10% of the total grant request. Capital costs will need to be justified by the applicant.
NOTE TO FACULTY: Capstone projects are not eligible for funding under this program.
For more information contact Ray MacNeil, CLARI Network Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.