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ERIC Number: EJ1152268
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-1590
Supporting Knowledge Mobilization and Research Impact Strategies in Grant Applications
Phipps, David; Jensen, Krista E.; Johnny, Michael; Poetz, Anneliese
Journal of Research Administration, v47 n2 p49-67 Fall 2016
Each application to the National Science Foundation (NSF) must contain a Broader Impact (BI) strategy. Similarly, grant applications for most research funders in Canada and the UK require strategies to support the translation of research into impacts on society; however, the guidance provided to researchers is too general to inform the specific impact strategies required by funding agencies and peer review panels. Furthermore, there is almost no training and few tools provided to research managers and administrators to support the development of these strategies. To fill this gap, university based knowledge mobilization professionals in Canada have developed specific tools and services to support research impact strategies in grant applications. Over the last 10 years the Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University (Toronto, Canada) has used planning tools and standard approaches to support knowledge mobilization strategies in 137 grant applications resulting in 42 funded research projects attracting over $47M in research funding. The Knowledge Translation (KT) Core facility of the pan-Canadian research network, NeuroDevNet, has supported knowledge translation strategies in 11 grant applications resulting in 2 research projects attracting $2.9M in the last 2.5 years. The tools and processes used to develop these strategies have supported grant applications in a range of disciplines and are presented to help research managers and administrators support impact strategies in grant applications.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
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