Principal funding agencies
BRIC NS is funded through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) Network in Primary and Integrated Health Care Innovations.
Research Nova Scotia has partnered with CIHR and BRIC NS to provide half of the monies required to operate the Nova Scotia network.
Operational support is provided by the Department of Health and Wellness, the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the Dalhousie University Department of Family Medicine.
Matching funds and inter-provincial collaborators
In order to receive funding from CIHR and NSHRF, projects put forward through BRIC NS must involve collaborators from at least one other province and must secure matching funds from another non-federal government funding agency. These could include universities, hospitals and research institutes, disease-specific organizations, and private philanthropic foundations, among others.