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Donations to the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation help to provide grants for innovative and transformational medical and mental wellness research.

Emergency Research

In case of emergency, rely on world-class research.

The ER. It’s a place no one wants to visit, but at some point in our lives, practically each of us will. Luckily, there are highly trained specialists tasked with finding ways to keep our emergency departments running as efficiently and effectively as possible, all while maintaining a focus on people.

To ensure that we are always at the forefront of emergency care, we have developed an award winning emergency research team right here in Saint John.

FIRE – Fund for Innovative Research Excellence grant

The Mandate of FIRE is to provide the funding necessary for increased excellence in innovative research initiatives in New Brunswick and Horizon Health Network Saint John. Two awards of $40,000 and two awards of $10,000 are available.

Eligible Applicants: All clinicians within Horizon Health Network, Saint John Area, are eligible to apply for funding. The research project does not need to be conducted solely within the Saint John Area, though the Primary Investigator (i.e. applicant) must be affiliated with the Saint John Regional Hospital and the hospital must be the primary site for the research study (i.e. the leading site if the project is a multi-center study). Students are not eligible for funding but may participate in research as research coordinators and assistants.

Eligible Research:
Research considered for the FIRE includes health research projects which fall under any of the following five areas of research:

  • Clinical and Patient Outcomes
  • Health Services and Systems
  • Society, Culture and Health of Populations

Maximum Amount: Two awards of $40,000 and two awards of $10,000 are available

Deadline for Submissions:
  November 27, 2017

Download the application form and guide


Transformational Funding

Program description:

The Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation plays an important role in fundraising for excellence and innovation for all areas of local healthcare in support of projects that are be yond the scope of government funding. The Foundation supports community mental health initiatives and mental health advocacy under the name MindCare New Brunswick.

MindCare will now be accepting applications for funding to support one or more transformational project initiatives within the province of New Brunswick that impact the areas of therapy/treatment programs, research, and/or education. Funding will be considered for projects up to $150,000.00. Under certain circumstances, two or three year renewal MAY be considered.

The goal of this program is to provide financial support for those seeking to make significant, long-lasting impact in their community. Applications should include the commitment of a supervisor who specializes in the mental health field. An evidence-based method for evaluating the outcome of the project must be included as part of the application.

Deadline dates: March 12, 2018


Applicants for this funding must either be:
a professional, academic, or resident of New Brunswick, with the proper supporting credentials specific to their project, or a non-profit or charitable organization registered in the Province of New Brunswick.

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MindCare Research Grant  

This grant is intended to support research on mental health issues in New Brunswick. 

Relevant topics include research concerning the prevention of mental illness, early detection of mental health difficulties, assessment/diagnosis, and treatment. Research attempting to create a better understanding of factors relevant to the development, course, and manifestation of mental illness will also be considered.

Dead Line for Submissions: March 12, 2018

Maximum amount:  $20,000.00 (non-renewable)

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The FoG (Foundation Glycosylation)


Foundation Glycosylation (the FoG), a local not-for-profit, supports research on the development of therapies targeting Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation (CDG), helps raise awareness of the disorder, and advocates for individuals living with these rare enzyme deficiencies.



Donations greatly contribute to advanced research in CDG and other related diseases. Local research is ongoing and significant progress is being made. 



Through the financial support of the Foundation Glycosylation and the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, research opportunities continue to expand, with collaboration taking place locally among researchers at the University of New Brunswick, Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick and Horizon Health.