Knowledge Translation and Transfer Funding Program Call for Proposals


Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (previously the OMAFRA - U of G Partnership)


The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance’s Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) Funding Program is accepting Full Proposals in two funding streams:

  1. KTT Research Funding: supports research projects that advance the science of knowledge translation and transfer in agri-food and rural sectors.
  2. KTT Mobilization Funding: supports outreach and/or engagement activities that enhance the dissemination, uptake and/or use of existing research to benefit Ontario’s agri-food sector and rural communities.

All projects, regardless of funding stream, must fall within established OMAFRA research themes.

For further information about this call and OMAFRA research themes, please visit the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (previously the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership) website.

Full proposals are due by 12 pm (noon) on Thursday, January 17, 2019.  

Please note: there are no Letters of Intent required for this funding call.  Eligible applicants are invited to submit a Full Proposal to either of the identified funding streams. 


University of Guelph faculty are eligible to be the Lead Applicant/Principal Investigator for projects supported by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance’s KTT Funding Program. University of Guelph faculty includes assistant professors, associate professors and professors.

Lead Applicants and Co-Applicants may not have overdue reports for other projects funded by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance (previously the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership).

Adjunct faculty are also eligible if they meet specific criteria.

Maximum Project Value

KTT Research Funding: $35K/year ($70K total) per project maximum.

KTT Mobilization Funding: $20K/year ($40K total) per project maximum. 

Indirect Costs

Indirect costs are already incorporated into the OMAFRA - U of G Agreement. No additional indirect costs are required on a project-by-project basis on the amount requested from OMAFRA.

However, indirect costs must be included at the applicable rate (e.g. 25% or 40%) on cash contributions from Government and Industry Sponsors when those contributions leverage or “match” OMAFRA funding.

Project Duration

KTT Research Funding: Up to two (2) years

KTT Mobilization Funding: Up to two (2) years

Special Notes

Program Information Sessions will take place:

Monday, November 26, 2018, 10 am – 11 am UC 332

Friday, November 30, 2018, 10 am – 11 am UC 332


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline
  • Call opens: November 15, 2018
  • Full Proposals Due: January 17, 2019 at 12 pm (noon)
  • Award decisions: March 2019

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on-line using the OMAFRA Research Management System (RMS).  A login and password are required.  If you do not have an RMS account, please contact the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Research Program Coordinator at or 519.826.4198 to obtain access to RMS.

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For Questions, please contact

For Questions, please contact:

Tania Etienne, Research Program Coordinator
Tel: 519-826-4198

Jack Mallon, Research Program Coordinator
Tel: 519-826-7228

Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnership

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