BRIC NS Newsletter | Spring, 2016
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In this issue

1. Funding opportunity launched - Knowledge Synthesis Grants
2. Support for BRIC NS members
3. Events
4. Send us your updates
Knowledge Synthesis Grants
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has launched a knowledge synthesis grant funding opportunity.  This is the first of several planned funding opportunities specifically for members of the SPOR Networks in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations.  All BRIC NS members are eligible to apply for this opportunity.

Full details available on ResearchNet
Budget: $50,000 ($25,000 from CIHR, $25,000 non-federal matching funds)
Duration: 1 year
Application deadline: July 26, 2016

If you are interested in applying to this funding opportunity we encourage you to contact BRIC NS ( as soon possible to discuss network support and requirements. Projects must involve at least one other provincial network; if you have not identified partners in other provinces we may be able to help. Teams intending to apply for the knowledge synthesis grant must submit a Letter of Intent to BRIC NS before June 21, 2016.

More information about this and upcoming funding opportunities can be found on our website.
Learn More about Funding Opportunities
Support for Projects
BRIC NS is pleased to offer support for teams applying to Network funding opportunities.  Support is based on available resources and includes:
  • Identifying team members in other provincial networks
  • Collecting Canadian Common CVs
  • Help to identify which data sets are required and/or available
  • Help creating budgets/budget justifications
  • Reviewing proposals
  • And more
Get more information and download the support form.

Other resources:
Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit staff are here to help you with your Knowledge Synthesis Grant applications! Submit a request for research support and an MSSU staff member will be in touch to discuss your project with you and how they can help. They have consultants specializing in the fields of knowledge synthesis, knowledge translation and patient engagement, as well as staff that can support grant proposal preparation and submission in collaboration with BRIC NS.

Knowledge Synthesis Grant Workshop
Together with the MSSU, we are happy to offer a workshop for research teams applying for the Knowledge Synthesis grant.  Researchers who submit an LOI are invited to attend a workshop on June 29.  If you intend to apply to the funding opportunity please save the date.
Primary Health Care Research Day
The third annual Primary Health Care Research Day will be held on June 9, 2016 in Halifax.  Research Day is an opportunity for the primary health care community to come together and discuss the ways that research is impacting primary health care in Nova Scotia. This year’s event will feature visiting speakers Dr. Jean-Frederic Levesque and Dr. Sabrina Wong and leaders from Primary Health Care and the Department of Family Practice, Nova Scotia Health Authority. 

When: June 9, 2016
Where: Atlantica Hotel, Halifax
Registration: $100 ($35 for students)
Registration Deadline: May 20, 2016
Registration form

Poster and presentation abstracts are also being accepted and can be submitted through the online form.  Deadline for abstracts is May 20.
Primary Health Care Research Day is presented by CoR-PHC.

Project Incubator - Personal Health Records
Project Incubators are an opportunity for researchers, clinicians, policy-makers and other stakeholders in Nova Scotia’s primary and integrated healthcare system to come together to discuss research topics and areas of collaboration.  This event will include:
  • An introduction to BRIC NS
  • Information about funding opportunities
  • An introduction to the Personal Health Record (PHR) initiative
  • An opportunity to ask questions of people involved in the PHR demonstration project 
When: May 25th, 2016 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB)
Room C311
5793 University Ave., Halifax
Dalhousie University Campus
All are welcome

Save the date: BRIC NS Info Session (Webinar)
Hold the date for a webinar to learn more about BRIC NS, our membership benefits and upcoming funding opportunities.
When: May 24, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Check the BRIC NS website for details.
Send us your updates
We want to hear from you!  Send us your news about recent publications, funding decisions, events and opportunities for collaborative research.  Contact

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