​BrightRed Student Research Awards Program

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Program Overview                  
Research is at the heart and soul of what we do. Since its inception in 1952, Heart & Stroke has invested more than $1.4 billion in vital heart and stroke research, making it the largest contributor in Canada after the federal government. During that time, the death rate from heart disease and stroke in Canada has declined by more than 75 per cent.

Offered exclusively in Nova Scotia, Heart & Stroke’s BrightRed Student Research Awards Program is a donor-funded investment. In collaboration with training institutions, this scholarship opportunity for student investigators strengthens recruitment and retention of researchers in Nova Scotia, aligning with Heart & Stroke’s strategic mission priorities.


The goal of the BrightRed Student Research Awards Program is to recognize excellent emerging cardiovascular and cerebrovascular researchers in Nova Scotia at differing stages of career development. It provides financial support to students and trainees enrolled in research-based Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral and Doctor of Medicine training programs at academic institutions in Nova Scotia. 
Heart & Stroke is seeking applications for the 2019/2020 BrightRed Student Research Awards Program. This donor-funded investment supports students at the Masters, Doctoral, Postdoctoral and Doctor of Medicine levels studying in Nova Scotia and pursuing research that has implications for one of the following target areas: 
  • Children and youth;
  • Health promotion;
  • Resuscitation and acute intervention; and
  • Care giving, recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration 
For the 2019/2020 academic year, Heart & Stroke will offer up to five (5) awards, each valued at $5,000, as follows: 
  • The BrightRed Mission Award: to the highest rated candidate of any level
  • The John and Judy Bragg Family Foundation Award: to the highest rated Masters level or Doctor of Medicine candidate
  • The Paul and Mary O’Regan Graduate Research Award: to the highest rated Doctoral or Postdoctoral candidate
  • The BrightRed Award: to the next highest rated candidate at any level
  • The BrightRed Award: to the next highest rated candidate at any level
Application deadline: 4:00pm (AST) Friday, May 10th 2019.
For more information, please contact 902-423-7530 and ask for the Health Promotion Department or e-mail pamela.fonseca@heartandstroke.ca
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