Inter-University Research Network Application for Funding

The Inter-university Research Network is currently inviting applications from Nova Scotia educators and University students and faculty for funding to support research on improving student achievement in Nova Scotia, including evidence-based ways to understand and redress the achievement gap.

Note: This is the second of two rounds of funding for research on closing the achievement gap. Proposals focusing on best practices or better understanding of student engagement and attendance, culturally responsive pedagogy, and Treaty Education are encouraged.

The application package outlines criteria that will be used by the Network to evaluate proposals and specifies the components that must be received with each application. 

Applications should be e-mailed to

The deadline for receiving applications is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Questions about the funding applications can be directed to the Centre of Learning Excellence at the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education (902.424.5829).

About the Network

The Inter-University Research Network was a group formed in response to the Minister’s Action Plan for Education in Nova Scotia.

The mandate of the Network is to contribute to the knowledge base about the causes, effective interventions, and outcomes of initiatives targeting the Achievement Gap in Nova Scotia schools.

They will achieve their work by supporting and helping to mobilize knowledge from research conducted by Nova Scotian educators and University students and faculty.

A Steering Committee which developed the criteria and evaluates applications for funding includes: