Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance – KTT Funding Program Call for Proposals


Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance


The objectives of the Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) Funding Program are to explore the science of KTT, drive knowledge into action, and evaluate and utilize KTT methods and best practices.

The Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance invites project proposals in the following funding streams:

  • KTT Research Funding includes projects that advance the science of knowledge translation and transfer in agri-food and rural sectors.
  • KTT Mobilization Funding includes activities that support the dissemination, uptake and/or use of existing research or that broker partnerships between researchers and research users.

Individual project proposals may only be submitted to one funding stream.

All projects, regardless of stream, must relate to an established OMAFRA research priority and support Ontario’s agri-food and/or rural sectors. Projects do not need to address a specific research question within the identified priority.

Projects will be adjudicated through a one-step review process. Full proposals are due by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.

For further information about this call and OMAFRA research priorities, please visit the KTT page on the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance website.


University of Guelph faculty members are eligible to be the lead applicant and/or a co-applicant on any project funded by the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance.

Applicants must be fully compliant with all reporting requirements prior to a new proposal being reviewed under any Alliance Research Program. The Lead Applicant and the Co-Applicant will have 30 days from the submission deadline to complete any outstanding compliance requirements, including reporting. If applicants are not compliant at that time the submitted proposal will be withdrawn from the review process and declined.

Maximum Project Value

Two streams of funding are available through the KTT Funding Program. Maximum project amounts are as follows:

  • KTT Research Funding: Maximum project value is $150,000 for up to three years 
  • KTT Mobilization Funding: Maximum project value is $40,000 for up to two years 

Special Notes

To learn more about the KTT Funding Program and online submission process, join us for a virtual town hall information session on:

If you would like to consult with a knowledge mobilization specialist regarding your application, please contact Victoria Holla, Knowledge Mobilization Manager at holla@uoguelph.ca.

COVID-19: Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


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

External Deadline

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

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online using the OMAFRA Research Management System (RMS). A new RMS platform was launched in October 2019.

If you have an RMS account but have not accessed the RMS since October 2019 enter your uoguelph.ca email address on the RMS login page, select “Forgot Password” and follow the prompts. If you have never used the RMS system, select “Register” on the login page to create a new account. Consult the program guide for more information or contact rescoord@uoguelph.ca for login assistance if needed.

For questions, please contact: Victora Holla at holla@uoguelph.ca.

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