Nova Scotia Mineral Incentive Program 2017-18

The goal of the Nova Scotia Mineral Incentive Program (NSMIP) is to increase and promote mineral exploration, leading to mineral discoveries and new producing mines in Nova Scotia. The Program funds a variety of initiatives that support this goal including:

  • Prospector Grants up to $15,000 for grassroots exploration
  • Shared (industry-government 50/50) Funding Grants up to $150,000 for larger exploration projects
  • Research grants up to $15,000 for applied geoscience research that will benefit local mineral exploration
  • Marketing and Professional Development Grants

Applications for NSMIP funding are accepted year-round, and approved requests are funded as monies become available. All applications must be received by E-mail only.  Further details about how to apply for NSMIP grants follows below.

Prospector and Shared Funding Grants

Information about the Prospector and Shared Funding Grants is found below. Please e-mail Prospector and Shared Funding Grant applications to Mick O’Neill at nsmip@novascotia.ca.  Mick can be reached at 902-752-4842.

Prospector Grant

Shared Funding Grant

Download Grant Info (MS Word)

Download Grant Application Form (MS Word)

Download Grant Funding Criteria (PDF)

Download Shared Funding Grant Info (MS Word)

Download Shared Funding Grant Application Form (MS Word)

Download Shared Funding Grant Criteria (PDF)

Research, Marketing and Professional Development Grants

For information on how to apply for a Research Grant click here, a Marketing Grant click here and a Professional Development Grant click here. Please e-mail applications for Research, Marketing and Professional Development Grants to Garth Demont at Garth.Demont@novascotia.ca. Garth can be reached at 902-424-8138.