Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Coordination Hub

By mmuise

The Knowledge Mobilization and Implementation Coordination Hub provides a funding opportunity supporting a single pan-Canadian team that will develop and implement a portfolio-level knowledge mobilization and implementation plan for Genome Canada's Climate-Smart Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative.

Comments on Funding:

1. Funding is contribution of up to $2.1 million. This includes up to $700,000 for the first phase and up to $1.4 million for the second and third phases.
2. Co-funding that is at least equal to the Genome Canada contribution is required.
3. There is a 100% co-funding commitment for the first phase at the time of the release of funds.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants (Teams) must be:

  • pan-Canadian with representation from at least three provinces;
  • be multidisciplinary and include representatives who have expertise, skills and knowledge in areas such as:
    a) Knowledge mobilization and implementation (e.g., implementation science, knowledge translation and exchange, knowledge brokering);
    b) Research (e.g., implementation science, GE3LS);
    c) Policy and regulation (e.g., shaping and influencing policy, understanding federal and provincial or territorial governments and processes);
    d) Stakeholder engagement and outreach (e.g., consultations, public engagement);
    f) Partnership development (e.g., the ability to identify, establish and maintain partnerships with public, private, non-governmental and academic sectors);
    g) Science communications and marketing;
    h) Economics and economic evaluation;
    i) Evaluation and measurement;
    j) Inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) and Indigenous knowledge and engagement;
    k) Climate and agriculture science (e.g., genomics in society, crops, livestock).
    Please note that different sources of expertise and experience can be pulled in at different phases; the full complement is not necessarily expected at the start of the project.
  • have projects which include partner(s) from the public, community or private sector to facilitate the use and/or impact of the Initiative;
    Project Leaders from the ICT teams cannot be Project Leaders of the Hubs. However, members of the ICT teams can be involved in the Hub team as co-applicants.
Application Steps:

1. Only one team will be funded. Applicants are required to apply for funding through a regional Genome Centre.

2. Applicants will use a brief registration form to indicate their interest in applying to the competition.

3. Applicants who are deemed eligible will be invited to submit a full proposal.

4. Full applications must address the required elements for the competition—that is, portfolio leadership and coordination, a knowledge mobilization and implementation plan and activities, and management and finance details.

5. A committee with expertise in assessing all of the review criteria of the competition will review the full proposal.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit the completed registration form, including:
1. the applicant’s information; 2. details about the composition of the provisional team; and 3. a list of partners.

Other Things to Note:

1. Launch of funding opportunity (August 23, 2022).
2. Registrations due at a Genome Centre (December 2022*).
3. Full application due at a Genome Centre (March 2023*).

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