2014-2015 Funding Call

KTT Funding Program Objectives and Priorities

All projects must address priorities within one or more of the seven theme areas of the existing OMAFRA - U of G partnership  or projects that meet the key strategic priorities of OMAFRA. The key strategic priorities of OMAFRA include thriving agriculture and food sectors, strong rural economies, safe food, healthy animals, and a healthy environment (please see OMAFRA  for more information regarding the key strategic priorities of OMAFRA).

The objectives for this funding call are:
  • To advance the synthesis, exchange, and application of knowledge resulting from agri-food and rural research;
  • To advance the understanding of effective KTT activities, best practices, and implementation methods through research and evaluation;
  • To increase the level of evaluation of KTT methods and activities in order to measure the impact and success of the stakeholder engagement continuum.
To achieve the objectives of this funding call, applicants must select one of the two priority areas described below:

Priority A - Knowledge Translation and Transfer Research and Development

This priority is aimed at advancing the understanding of KTT best practices in the agri-food and rural research to action process. The goal of this priority is to expand the knowledge base and best practices for successful knowledge translation and transfer through research and evaluation of novel KTT methods and tools. Creative research approaches for the development and evaluation of effective KTT methods and tools are encouraged.

Priority B - Knowledge Implementation and Evaluation

This priority is aimed at advancing the effective and targeted synthesis, dissemination and exchange of agriculture, food, and rural research knowledge to relevant knowledge-user audiences. Projects will advance the development and adoption of communication tools such as videos and workshops, in addition to technological innovations to facilitate effective KTT within the agri-food and rural research to action process. A strong evaluation of the proposed KTT activities must be included.

Deadline

  • LOI -  December 5th 2014: 12:30pm
  • Full Proposal - March 9th 2015 12:30 pm 

Eligibility

  • University of Guelph faculty are eligible to be the lead applicant/Principle Investigator for OMAFRA-U of G Knowledge Translation and Transfer Program projects. University of Guelph faculty means full, associate and assistant faculty members and some adjunct faculty if they meet specific criteria.
  • Collaboration with OMAFRA staff and other stakeholders (industry/community partners) is highly recommended

Project Length

  • Projects may be up to 3 years in length

Budget

  • Due to the wide variety of KTT tools and methodologies, it is expected that the project scope will vary a great deal. Some knowledge mobilization efforts may require modest funding support while others may be more extensive in nature. The appropriateness of the budget and a demonstrated 'return on
    investment' must be clear in the application. The maximum allowable budget per project that will be considered is $35,000/year ($105,000 total).

How to Apply 

You must register in the RMS before you can prepare an application. If you have submitted an LOI or proposal to the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership or OMAFRA through the RMS you do not need to register again.

LOIs are due by 12:30pm December 5th, 2014

Full proposals are due by 12:30pm March 9th, 2015

Helpful Resources

Proposal Questions for Offline Work/Editing


**** The questions are available here as a text file specifically because SmartSimple/RMS doesn't copy and paste from Word well and often adds in odd characters and symbols. 

Frequently asked Questions

OR-5 are submitted at the full proposal stage

KTT Primer 

The KTT Primer is a resource developed by Agri-Food and Rural Link to help with your KTT Program application or the KTT plan in the Research Program application.

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