Networks of Centres of Excellence - Knowledge Mobilization (NCE-KM) Expression of Interest

Updated Information
  • For more information
  • External deadlines added for LOI (April 16, 2018) and full application (September 4, 2018)
  • Information on webinars "How to prepare an LOI" also added to LOI deadline section


Networks of Centres of Excellence

For More Information

The 2018 competition has now launched and more information can be found on the NCE-KM site.  You may also wish to attend the webinar on February 16, 2018 by registering through the link noted below.

Competition Guide


The goal of the NCE-KM initiative is to further the application and mobilization of world-class research to benefit end users by supporting networking and collaboration between well-established research teams and knowledge users.  The NCE-KM initiative will fund knowledge mobilization and related networking activities (networking costs, network administration, etc.). NCE-KM funds may not be used to support research.

Funding Availability

Successful networks will be awarded up to $400,000 per year for four years with a possible three-year extension.


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

Internal Deadline

In anticipation of a January 2018 Launch with an external deadline in early Spring 2018 to submit a Letter of Intent, Office of Research is in the process of finalizing the internal timeline and process for submission.  At this stage, we request that faculty submit an Expression of Interest to Laurie Gallinger at  The Expression of Interest must include:

  • Title of proposed NCE-KM network;  
  • The “key problems, challenges or opportunities” which the network will address
  • Potential network team members
  • Identification of primary knowledge users and end users
External Deadline

LOI deadline

Webinars on How to Prepare a Letter of Intent:

  • English webinar: Friday, February 16, 2018, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (ET)
  • French webinar: Friday, February 16, 2018, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (ET)
External Deadline

Full application deadline

For Questions, please contact

Office of Research

Laurie Gallinger, Awards & Agreements Officer
Research Services Office

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