NBHRF- Health Research Value Demonstration Initiative Grant

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Requirements Guide


This program constitutes an initiative designed to support the health research enterprise in New Brunswick and to ensure a more efficient and coordinated approach to the development of the research enterprise in dealings with the PRIVATE SECTOR (such as, but not limited to, health and life sciences industries, biomedical, biotechnological, biopharmaceutical, medical devices, or diagnostics companies). This includes identifying the elements necessary to support the research enterprise and designated initiatives targeted at creating, evolving and/or sustaining these elements.    

Based on the Foundation’s vision, mission and priorities, these restricted grants are aimed to provide support to members of the health research enterprise and the healthcare system in New Brunswick including non-government and voluntary organizations as well as universities, colleges, medical training programs, regional health authorities, research institutions (centers, institutes, networks) and / or individual researchers, teams or groups.   The overall goal of the program is to leverage financial contributions from the PRIVATE SECTOR. 

Support for this program is provided by  NBHRF, based on the availability of funds leveraged  in partnership with the PRIVATE SECTOR as listed above, and aligned with the needs of the health care system and related service delivery.    It is expected that the project plan will include the potential for the establishment of high quality positions and the training and mentoring of students.  Questions related to the “Health Research Strategic Initiative” should be directed to  NBHRF at info@nbhrf.com.


As stated in the Purpose section above, the goal of this program is to leverage financial contributions from the PRIVATE SECTOR.  Subject to the availability of funds, the leveraging ratio must be a minimum of 1:2 (example, NBHRF $50,000: Private Sector $100,000). The maximum NBHRF contribution is established at $150,000 per project.    In-kind contributions from PRIVATE SECTOR partners are NOT eligible to match.   Both financial and in-kind contributions from provincial Public Sector agencies (e.g. NBIF, GNB-Departments, etc.) and federal tri-councils (CIRH, NSERC. SSHRC) are also NOT eligible to match, but ACOA, PHAC, NRCC and other (please consult with NBHRF office) are / could be eligible.  


To be eligible to apply, the investigator must:

  • Be affiliated with a New Brunswick based University,  college, medical training program, reginal health authority or research institution.Students will not be funded as principal investigators


  • Grant applications must be completed (including all fields with an asterisk (*) if the required fields are not filled out your application will not be processed for review) & submitted online through the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation website.
  • Completion and submission of a Canadian Common CV  using the template entitled "NBHRF Template" by the applicant and all other team members is required. It must be downloaded from the Common CV website and then uploaded as an attachment to the NBHRF application using the " Choose Files " button on the online application form. Each CV must be uploaded separately.
  • Your electronic signature page document (obtained by scanning the paper copy after signatures have been obtained) must be uploaded as separately an attachment using the " Choose Files " button on the application form and named “signature page”. There is no need to submit the paper copy of the signature page; the electronic scanned version will be sufficient.

*Page setup and format for attachments

    Margins:     ¾" (2 cm)
    Page:          8.5" x 11.0" (21.5 x 28.0 cm)
    Font:           12 point
    Spacing:      No condensed type or spacing
    Line Spacing: Single-spaced

  • *Project Description (including introduction, objectives, specific aims, methods and expected results) (Maximum 3 pages) (see above for formatting)
  • Budget justification ( Management or administrative charges or fees are not permissible expenses.) (Maximum 1 page)
  • Letter(s) of support/commitment from the private sector partner
  • Common CV  A completed Common CV for all team members must be created (and/or updated) in the Canadian Common CV system as part of the NBHRF Strategic Initiative Grant application process. Using the CV Funding option, select Funding Source NBHRF, and then select CV Type NBHRF Template. You will have to upload your CCV as a document through the “Choose Files” button on your application. Please note that a “Draft” CCV will not be accepted as part of your application.  Please ensure that you upload the correct version of your CCV in your NBHRF application.
  • Signatures A scanned completed signature page. If your institution does not have a Vice President, please enter the name of the person who has the authority to bind the institution or organization to the general conditions governing grants and awards and have them sign the "Institution (To be signed by Vice President)" box.

Before submitting the online application return to this section and ensure all these documents are uploaded in your online form. 

Application Submission- Read Carefully

Ensure you review the application for completeness(including all fields with an asterisk (*) & Short Abstract) and accuracy prior to submitting as you will not have access for editing after you click the submit button.

Ensure that all attachments (files) are uploaded with your application using the "“Choose Files” button prior to submission.

DO NOT submit your application prior to receiving the appropriate signatures.The signature information is the last section of the application.  Once entered ensure to “Save Draft”.  Print your PDF (go to View scroll to the bottom of the page and click on View PDF). You may logout of the application at this time.  Your information will be saved because you clicked "Save Draft". Obtain the required signatures on the page, scan it and log back into your account.  Click the "Edit" button on your Portfolio page. Click the“Choose Files” under "Application Details Attachments" and upload the scanned signature page. Click the Signature Acquired boxes.

It is important that you obtain signatures BEFORE you submit this application. After you perform the Final Submit, you will not be able to make changes. You must review your application with each of the primary stakeholders and obtain their signatures. The signature on the pdf signature page must match the Signature Acquired name entered on the online application. (Example: You realized (or been told) that you have an incorrect name entered on your pdf for signature; you can strike out the original name and write in the appropriate name on your pdf form, and get the appropriate person to sign, HOWEVER, before submitting your application, you must return to that field in your online application and change the entry to the same name and title of the person who has signed.

If you are finished your application, click "Submit", if you wish to make any other changes or additions, click "Save Draft" and make those changes. You will receive an e-mail advising that your application has been received.  In the e-mail you will also be given a unique application number, please ensure that you record this number for future reference.

NBHRF will respond to requests within a maximum of 30 days of receipt of application.

Final Report

Grant Recipients are required to submit a Final Report within 90 days of the project end date by completing the NBHRF final report form found by logging into your NBHRF account.  The Financial Statement for the award from the institution's financial office must be attached as an " NBHRF Attachment".


NBHRF- Health Research Value Demonstration Initiative Grant online form