On October 19, 2012, the NCE Secretariat launched the 2013 competition for the NCE Knowledge Mobilization (NCE-KM) initiative. The NCE-KM initiative supports networking and collaboration among well-established research teams and knowledge users to further the application and mobilization of knowledge. Funding supports national multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral networks in applying and mobilizing the results of world-class research for the social, economic, technological and/or wellness benefit of Canadians.
Proposed NCE-KM networks must be driven to address key problems, challenges or opportunities of high strategic importance to the end user community and Canadians in general. Their activities must be multi-disciplinary and significantly involve key individuals in areas that fall under the domains of two or more of the three federal granting agencies. Successful networks will be awarded up to $400,000 per year for four years, with a possible three-year extension.
Prospective applicants should note that they may still enter the competition at the LOI stage, even if they did not complete the initial step of submitting a Notification of Intent (NOI). NOIs allowed NCE staff to advise applicants early in the process if they met the competition’s eligibility criteria with respect to host eligibility and multi-disciplinary collaboration, but this step was voluntary.
Any prospective applicants who did submit an NOI should take into consideration the comments they received from NCE staff when preparing their LOI.
|Competition announcement||October 19, 2012|
|Deadline for submission of Notification of Intent (NOI)||November 6, 2012|
|Information webinar||November 30, 2012|
|Deadline for submission of Letter of Intent (LOI)||January 10, 2013|
|Successful LOIs announced||March 2013|
|Deadline for submission of Full Application (FA)||August 1, 2013|
|Successful NCE-KM networks announced||November 2013|
|First instalment of funding released||December 2013|
If you have questions regarding the NCE-KM please send them to Rick Schwartzburg