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


Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance


The purpose of the Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) Funding Program is 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:

  1. KTT Research Funding includes 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 connect end-users with existing research.

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.

This application is a one-step review process. Full proposal applications will be available starting October 30, 2019; full proposals are due by 1:00 pm on December 18, 2019.

For further information about this call and OMAFRA research priorities, please visit the Alliance website.


University of Guelph faculty members are eligible to be the lead applicant and/or a co-applicant on any Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Research Program project.  Adjunct faculty members may also apply if they are eligible to hold research funding at the University of Guelph.

Prior to being awarded any new project(s) under the OMAFRA/UofG Agreement, lead applicants and co-applicants must be fully compliant with all reporting requirements for existing projects under any Alliance funding program.

Maximum Project Value

KTT Research Funding: Up to $35K/year

KTT Mobilization Funding: Up to $20K/year

Project Duration

Up to two (2) years

Special Notes

To learn more about the KTT Funding Program as well as the application and online submission process, information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019; 1-2pm, UC 334
  • Friday, November 22, 2019; 1-2pm, UC 334

If you would like additional review of your research project or have further questions, please contact Rebecca Moore or Shannon Brown who will facilitate the feedback process on your full proposal.


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

External Deadline
  • Call opens: October 30, 2019
  • Full Proposals Due: December 18, 2019 at 1pm
  • Award decisions: February 2020​


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For Questions, please contact

Primary contact:
Rebecca Moore
Senior Manager, Communications and Knowledge Mobilization
Office of Associate Vice-President, Research, Agri-Food Partnership
Email: r.moore@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 519.824.4120 ext. 56611

Secondary contact:
Stacy Favrin​
Senior Manager, OMAFRA/U of G Research Programs
Office of Associate Vice-President, Research, Agri-Food Partnership
Email: favrinst@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 519.824.4120 Ext. 56725

Please direct any questions regarding the online application system (RMS) to:
Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance Research Program Coordinator:
Zach Telfer
Phone: 519.824.4120 Ext. 56877
Email: rescoord@uoguelph.ca

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