The second call for proposals for MEOPAR’s Knowledge Mobilization Fund is now open!
The Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Fund supports efforts by current and former MEOPAR researchers to think beyond the academic sector in communicating about their research. This fund complements MEOPAR’s suite of funding opportunities for research, communities of practice and training.
The KM Fund will support high-impact knowledge mobilization and dissemination activities from within the MEOPAR network. This may include specialized websites, graphic visualizations, public materials, commercialization and incubator activities, and other innovative approaches to engaging with the research process. Preference will be given to ideas that spark the imagination, reaching non-academic audiences in creative and purposeful ways.
Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and the related country-wide physical distancing regulations, for the time being, we encourage projects that aren’t reliant on additional fieldwork and lend themselves to remote working conditions.
Who Can Apply?
The KM Fund supports the mobilization of past and current MEOPAR research projects. Applicants should be current or former network researchers OR endorsed (via a letter of support) by a MEOPAR PI to apply.
Applications from outside of the network may be considered if they fit within MEOPAR’s strategic plan. If submitting from outside the network, please indicate clearly how your proposal fits within one or more of MEOPAR’s subject areas, and how it would contribute to the mobilization of MEOPAR-related research.
The KM Fund supports interaction with non-academic audiences. This includes policymakers, decision-makers and leaders, industry, not-for-profits, and the general public. Your proposal should clearly articulate why you selected the key audience group, how the idea will improve knowledge mobilization, and why that approach is the best way to reach that audience. The KM Fund is not to be used for academic workshops, researcher networking or training opportunities.
The KM Fund is open for applications on an ongoing basis. All activities should be completed, and expenses incurred, before March 31, 2022. For more details on activity ideas, the funding process and how to apply to MEOPAR’s Knowledge Mobilization Fund—download the application below. Please contact Allison Saunders with any further questions.