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    Rehabilitation Program Endowment Fund

    Enhancing awareness and understanding, and promoting excellence in rehabilitation.

Supporting key pillars in the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre.


The QEII Foundation invites applications for the Rehabilitation Program Endowment Grant. Funds generated by the Rehabilitation Program Endowment Grant are available annually. Grants will be awarded for special project funding based on the following criteria:


Applications are invited from the individuals or groups who work in the Rehabilitation Program associated with one of the four subprograms. These include Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) which includes Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury, the Spinal Cord Injury/Neuro-Rehabilitation Program, the Musculoskeletal and Amputee Program and the Assistive Technology Program at the QEII.


Grants will be considered for initiatives that enhance awareness and understanding and promote excellence in rehabilitation. All grant applications must have all affected managers written approval. All requests for equipment must receive approval from BIOMED before being submitted. Grants will be awarded based on the Evaluating Committee’s recommendation. Funds are for one year and are not renewable. Grants must be accepted as awarded and costs incurred over the grant amount will be billed to your cost centre. There are three categories of equal importance:

  1. Patient Care: Proposals will be considered that advance clinical care for patients in the Rehabilitation Program. Proposals may include and are not limited to the following:
    • Innovations in patient care
    • Team development
    • Infrastructure to support excellence in patient care
  2. Educational: Proposals may include and are not limited to the following:
    • Educational initiatives and events (speaker or conference)
    • Clinical studentships (up to 13 weeks at rates comparable to those approved by CIHR).
    • Educational materials for patients/families and/or staff
  3. Research: Proposals may include and are not limited to the following:
    • Research studentships (up to 13 weeks at rates approved by CIHR)
    • Operating or equipment costs for projects supervised by staff of the Rehabilitation Program

    Submission Deadline

    Friday, January 12th, 2024 (Applications are to be submitted electronically in pdf format)

    Join the Rehabilitation Program Endowment Grants Committee

    If anyone is interested in being part of the Rehabilitation Program Endowment Grants Committee, please contact: Dr. Amra Saric or Cheri Gunn, Co-chairs at 473-1209.

    2023 Rehabilitation Program Endowment Grant

    Congratulations to the recipients of the Rehabilitation Endowment Grants for 2023. The QEII Foundation holds the Rehabilitation Endowment Grant that generates income annually. Since the inception of the Endowment 26 years ago, the QEII Foundation has granted over $827,520 for special projects.

    An adjudication committee consisting of Rehabilitation Program and QEII Foundation representatives reviewed nine proposals this year awarding $35,571 for the following projects.

    Application Project Name Amount Awarded
    Kim Parker Assistive Technology Research/Clinical Studentship $9,362
    Liz Peters Access to Technology Equipment Refresh $11,570
    Natalie Baglole Advancing Leisure Recovery $1,507
    Eve Tait Enhancing Team Functioning at the NSRAC with Simulation Learning $4,000
    Lauren Pyke Physiotherapy Professional Development MedBridge Subscription $1,010
    Natalie Thornley Further Enhancement for Greater Accessibility in the ILS Suites $1,125
    Alex Whelan Respiratory Muscle Training for Individuals with Cervicothoracic Spinal Cord Injury $997
    Tanya Dutton Welcome to the NSRAC - What Patients Need to Know $6,000
    Ready to help bring the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre to the next level?

    This grant is available to individuals working in the rehabilitation program at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre which includes stroke, traumatic brain injury, the Amputee Program and the Assistive Technology Program.

    For more information, please submit to the form below or contact: tanya.manthorne@qe2foundation.ca.