Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance - KTT Mobilization Initiatives


Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance


KTT Mobilization Initiatives provide one-time financial support of up to $5,000 for a product that translates and transfers research that benefits Ontario’s agri-food sector or rural communities. Proposed initiatives must be completed within a year of the start date.

KTT Mobilization Initiatives must fall within an established Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) research priority theme. In 2019, OMAFRA undertook a new approach to research priority setting. There are now 11 research priorities that are aligned with the Ministry's three core businesses: Protection and Assurance, Stewardship, and Economic Development. Applicants can find descriptions of the research priorities in the 2020-21 Alliance Research Priorities document.

Eligible expenses

KTT Mobilization Initiatives may be used for non-personnel expenses. Non-personnel expenses include but are not limited to, supplies and materials, contract services and computing costs.

Funds cannot be used to support conference travel or personnel. Applicants must submit a detailed budget with their application, which will be reviewed for value for money and likely return on investment.


University of Guelph faculty and college professors are eligible to receive a KTT Mobilization Initiative grant. University of Guelph faculty includes assistant professors, associate professors and professors.

Adjunct faculty eligible to hold research funding at the U of G may also apply. The adjunct appointment must be in place for the duration of the proposed project.

Special Notes

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

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis while funds are available.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the text-based application form and submit the completed application form via email to kttadmin@uoguelph.ca.

The application form can be accessed here.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis while funds are available.

For Questions, please contact

For questions regarding KTT Mobilization Initiatives, please contact: kttadmin@uoguelph.ca.

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