CPA SUMMIT ON KNOWLEDGE MOBILIZATION
Increasingly, CPA members have been expressing concern at not knowing what funders are looking for in terms of the knowledge mobilization components of grants. In response, the CPA held a 1-day Summit in Ottawa (Westin Hotel) on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 to explore the issue.
The Summitwas structured as follows:
- The morning was devoted to hearing from representatives from each of CIHR, SSHRC, NSERC, and the NCE, as well as speakers recognized for their successful knowledge mobilization strategies.
- Participants spent the afternoon in a workshop designed to help them develop a successful mobilization strategy.
If you were unable to attend this historic Summit, please click here for a more detailed report on the day’s events.
What Do the Tri-Council Agencies Look for in a Grant Application?
A knowledge mobilization strategy is becoming increasingly important in grant applications. However, the components of a successful knowledge mobilization strategy vary greatly depending on the area in which you conduct research and the funding agency to which you apply.
To help you determine how to approach the knowledge mobilization aspect of your grant application, the CPA video recorded presentations by representatives of the three Tri-Council Agencies. Please click on the links below to hear what SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR look for in your grant application.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Acting Senior Programs Planning and Operations Advisor
Programs Planning and Operations Division
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Stéphanie Michaud, PhD
(Acting) Director, Research Partnerships
Energy, Environment and Resources Division
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Alison Bourgon, MHA
Manager, Knowledge Translation Strategy
Science, Knowledge Translation and Ethics Branch
Research, Knowledge Translation and Ethics Portfolio
Other Invited Speakers
In addition to the representatives of the Tri-Council Agencies, participants at the Knowledge Mobilization Summit heard from several federal, provincial, and academic experts on knowledge mobilization. These presentations took participants beyond the recommendations of the Tri-Council Agencies by providing both broader context and concrete, in-depth examples demonstrating successful approaches to knowledge mobilization.
As a result, this Summit owes its success not only to the invaluable contributions of the Tri-Council Agencies, but also to the creative presentations and hands-on activities provided by the following knowledge mobilization experts:
Renée I. Leduc, M.Sc.
Program Officer Networks of Centres of Excellence – An initiative of Canada’s research granting agencies
David J. Phipps, Ph.D., MBA
Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services
Division of Vice-President Research & Innovation / Office of Research Services
Purnima Sundar, Ph.D.
Director, Knowledge Mobilization
Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health
Christine T. Chambers, Ph.D., R.Psych.
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience
Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre
Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Associate Professor • Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders Treatment and Care Research
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Health
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