KTT Mobilization Initiatives

KTT Mobilization Initiatives provide one time financial support of up to $5,000 for a product that translates and transfers research that benefits Ontario’s agri-food sector or rural communities. Proposed initiatives must be completed within a year of the start date.

KTT Mobilization Initiatives must fall within an established Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) research priority theme. In 2019, OMAFRA undertook a new approach to research priority setting. There are now 11 research priorities that are aligned with the Ministry's three core businesses: Protection and Assurance, Stewardship, and Economic Development. Applicants can find descriptions of the research priorities in the 2020-21 Alliance Research Priorities document.

How to apply

Applicants must complete the application form and submit the completed application form via email to kttadmin@uoguelph.ca.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis while funds are available.

Applicant Eligibility

University of Guelph faculty and college professors are eligible to receive a KTT Mobilization Initiative grant. University of Guelph faculty includes assistant professors, associate professors and professors.

Adjunct faculty eligible to hold research funding at the U of G may also apply. The adjunct appointment must be in place for the duration of the proposed project.

Expenses

KTT Mobilization Initiatives may be used for non-personnel expenses. Non-personnel expenses include but are not limited to, supplies and materials, contract services and computing costs.

Funds cannot be used to support conference travel or personnel. Applicants must submit a detailed budget with their application, which will be reviewed for value for money and likely return on investment.

Review process

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis while funds are available.