Knowledge Mobilization Grants — uOttawa Research Centres and Institutes

These grants are designed to support OVPRI-funded research centres and institutes in implementing knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities to encourage the use of research results beyond the academic community.


Status: open

These grants aim to amplify the impact of research on knowledge users and their involvement throughout the research and knowledge mobilization (KMb) process.

Knowledge users are defined as those who can use research findings to make informed decisions or otherwise benefit from them. For example: partners or stakeholders (community members, practitioners, patients, etc.), decision-makers (politicians, service managers, etc.), and the general public.

The allocation of these grants will be give priority to applications that:

  • Rely on a participatory approach (co-creation) with knowledge users for the design and implementation of KMb activities.
  • Promote exchanges with various stakeholders (decision-makers, practitioners, community members, patients, etc.).
  • Enable the establishment of real partnerships and the creation of networks that can lead to new initiatives.
  • Present significant benefits or opportunities for knowledge users as well as for students;
  • Support skills development (e.g. training initiatives).

Grant Value

Up to five grants, each worth $7000, will be awarded. A centre or institute can receive only one grant for one year. These grants are funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Institutional Grant.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We recognize that equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada’s research sector are essential for excellence, innovation and greater impact. Therefore, we will give special consideration to projects that involve knowledge users from underrepresented or disadvantaged groups.


The submission deadline is March 4, 2024.

Application process

Contact us

Roberto Ortiz Núñez

Knowledge Mobilization Advisor
Research Management Services
Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
[email protected]