KTT: Getting Science Off The Shelf

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Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) encompasses a suite of activities used to foster two-way communication between researchers and research users. The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership defines KTT as the transformation of knowledge into use through synthesis, exchange, dissemination, dialogue, collaboration and brokering among researchers and research users. 

The goal of KTT is to enhance the impact of research by getting ‘science off the shelf’ and into the hands of people who need it. KTT builds on a long history of agricultural extension and works to foster early and consistent collaboration between researchers and research users.  

KTT Funding Program accelerates the process

The OMAFRA-U of G Partnership administers a KTT funding program to advance research in the field of KTT and to accelerate the transfer of research knowledge into use. The program aims to:

  • Advance the synthesis, dissemination and exchange of research knowledge about agriculture, food and rural sectors to relevant knowledge-users.
  • Expand networking and collaboration among the U of G’s research community, partners, and stakeholders, including OMAFRA.
  • Expand knowledge and best practices for successful translation, transfer and implementation of research knowledge.

Call Status

There is no upcoming funding call for 2017-2018. 

Online Application System 

The OMAFRA-U of G Research Program utilizes a web-based software called Research Management System (RMS) for processessing research applications and reporting on projects.

You must register in the RMS before you can prepare an application. You do not need to register again if you have previously submitted a letter of intent (LOI) or full proposal to an OMAFRA-U of G Partnership program or an OMAFRA program through the RMS.  

OR-5 Form Required 

All applicants must submit a completed OR-5 form at the time of application. The completed form must be attached to your application in RMS. OR-5 form templates and instructions can be found on the Office of Research website.