Nova Scotia Museum Research Grants 2020


Nova Scotia Museum

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the program's websites for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation Criteria


The Nova Scotia Museum Research Grant Program, administered by the museum's board of governors, annually contributes funding toward research projects that improve Nova Scotians' understanding of heritage or offer a different interpretation of the province's cultural history. Results from the research can generate artifacts and specimens for the provincial collections.

The following conditions will apply to research supported by these grants:

  1. All, or most, of the research must be carried out in Nova Scotia or involve specimens or artifacts of Nova Scotia origin.
  2. Studies which are collections-based and/or increase knowledge of the cultural and natural environment in Nova Scotia will be considered.
  3. The Board of Governors encourages proposals that support the use of multi-media.


Only individual researchers are eligible to apply. Individuals receiving grants should be associated with a recognized research institution or society.

Maximum Project Value

The grant will be valued at not more than $4,000.00 (Canadian).  The grant may be combined with other funding sources supporting the project.

Indirect Costs



If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit OR-5 form along with a copy of the full application to:

External Deadline

Applicants must submit complete applications by email (PDF attachments only) at

To be considered, the application must include all information and materials specified in the Terms of Reference and the Project Submission Format. Each proposal will only be considered under one category, as specified when submitted

* Please return a signed copy of the Terms of Reference and keep one for your records.


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For Questions, please contact

Research Grant Program

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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