The Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) has launched the Knowledge Mobilization (NCE-KM) Initiative competition.
The NCE-KM initiative funds networks dedicated to transferring knowledge to those who can put it into practice. It supports collaborations between knowledge producers and knowledge users from various disciplines, sectors and institutions, including industry, government, not-for-profit organizations and various sources and types of knowledge for the social, economic, technological, and/or wellness benefit of Canada and the Canadian population. Networks focus on addressing key problems, challenges and opportunities of high strategic importance to Canada.
NCE-KM networks are expected to create social and/or economic benefits through the application of evidence-based knowledge generated from research in combination with other sources and types of knowledge. The program supports networks pursuing knowledge translation along the entire spectrum: from the range of activities encompassed in knowledge mobilization (creation of activities and tools designed to put knowledge into active service, often through the establishment of new or modification of existing policies, processes and standards) to those encompassed in commercialization (the transformation of knowledge or technology into marketable goods, processes or services).
Applicant Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by one or more researchers who are eligible to apply for funding under the policies and guidelines of at least one of the three federal granting councils. All applications must be co-led by a non-academic knowledge user as a co-applicant with an academic researcher.
Deadline: Letters of Intent (LOI), the first stage of the review process, are due April 16, 2018. Consult the LOI Guide for more details.
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)