Who can apply for the Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Program?
This funding program is open to, but not limited to, individuals such as clinicians, managers, researchers and academia ready to disseminate and drive adoption of solutions in the aging and brain health sector that are of interest to older adults, caregivers and healthcare providers.
Applicants must be supported by a Host Institution, defined as an organization that is a Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee or a non-profit organization located in Canada. In addition, the applicant may also partner with additional team members from other organizations or third party companies from anywhere in the world to jointly work on the project.
What are CABHI’s expectations from applicants?
Applicants must have prior experience in leading evidence-based implementation initiatives. These initiatives may include dissemination and adoption of aging and brain health related clinical solutions or practices that have demonstrated improvements in outcomes, effectiveness, quality of aging and brain health and in testing solutions for this purpose.
The Host Institution must designate a Project Manager who is responsible for:
- Providing regular updates and reports to the CABHI project lead;
- Ensuring necessary resources are allocated to the project to drive project outcomes and make necessary funds available; and
- Ensuring engagement, time allocation and participation from staff within the Host Institution.
What is the role of the Host Institution?
The Host Institution provides the required infrastructure support for the project. It ensures that the project team has suitable office or lab space, access to appropriate computers and software, communications and financial administration systems. The Host Institution is responsible for receiving and administering the funding from CABHI. The Host Institution is also accountable for adherence to regulatory requirements, ethics training and any other requirements set out in the agreement.
If the Host Institution is a non-profit organization, it must contribute to the project costs. The Host Institution employing the applicant can receive up to a maximum of $250,000 from CABHI to support up to 50% of the eligible project costs specifically associated with dissemination and adoption of knowledge. CABHI will only fund eligible project costs. The remaining 50% of the project’s cost must be provided by the selected non-profit Host Institution, through a blend of cash and in-kind contributions. Applicants might show cash and/or in-kind contributions such as office space, equipment, connectivity, staff salaries, etc.
What should the letter of support provide?
The letter of support should:
- come from a senior executive with signing authority including, if applicable, and indicate the cash and/or in-kind contributions being committed;
- indicate the level, duration, and nature of in-kind anticipated support for the project;
- describe potential involvement and added-value to the proposed project; and
- indicate current and past association with the applicant.
What is knowledge mobilization?
Knowledge mobilization includes the following concepts: knowledge translation, knowledge exchange, knowledge brokering, knowledge implementation and knowledge dissemination.
It is a dynamic and iterative process that includes the synthesis, dissemination, exchange, and ethically sound application of knowledge to improve health services and products and strengthen the healthcare system. Knowledge mobilization takes place within a complex system of interactions between researchers and knowledge users, which may vary in intensity, complexity, and level of engagement depending on the nature of the research and the findings as well as the needs of the particular knowledge user (Canadian Institute of Health Research, 2013).
How much funding will a successful proposal receive under this program?
Funding eligibility is affected by the Host Institution’s status. If the Host Institution is a Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee1 located in Canada, the Host Institution employing the applicant can receive up to a maximum of $250,000 (CAD) to support eligible project costs, specifically associated with dissemination and adoption of knowledge. CABHI will only fund eligible project costs. No specific amount of matching funds from the Host Institution is required to apply for the program. The Host Institution may contribute in cash or in-kind, either from its own sources or through other funding sources.
If the Host Institution is a non-profit organization located in Canada, the Host Institution employing the applicant can receive up to a maximum of $250,000 from CABHI to support up to 50% of the eligible project costs specifically associated with dissemination and adoption of knowledge. CABHI will only fund eligible project costs. The remaining 50% of the project’s cost must be provided by the selected non-profit Host Institution, through a blend of cash and in-kind contributions. Applicants might show cash and/or in-kind contributions such as office space, equipment, connectivity, staff salaries, etc. For example, if the total eligible cost to execute the project is $400,000 (CAD), then $200,000 (CAD) must be funded by the Host Institution, and the remaining $200,000 of funding will be provided by CABHI.
Which expenses are eligible for reimbursement under this program?
All approved eligible project expenses will be paid by CABHI to the Host Institution up to a maximum of CAD $250,000. Refer to the KMP2 Eligible Expenses Guideline.
What happens if my application is selected?
An agreement will be established between CABHI and the Host Institution representing the applicant to clarify roles, responsibilities and accountabilities, expectations and deliverables, budget and project timelines. It is expected that the Host Institution will process and approve the agreement by August 31st, 2017.
Are there any fees to apply for the program?
There is no application fee to apply for the program.
About Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CABHI)
The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation is a solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector, providing funding and support to innovators for the development, testing, and dissemination of new ideas and technologies that address unmet brain health and seniors’ care needs. Established in 2015, it is the result of the largest investment in brain health and aging in Canadian history. Spearheaded by Baycrest Health Sciences, CABHI is a unique collaboration of healthcare, science, industry, not-for-profit and government partners. CABHI’s objective is to help improve quality of life for the world’s aging population, allowing older adults to age safely in the setting of their choice while maintaining their cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being. For more information on CABHI, please visit: www.cabhi.com.
About Baycrest Health Sciences
Baycrest Health Sciences is a global leader in geriatric residential living, healthcare, research, innovation and education, with a special focus on brain health and aging. Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest provides excellent care for older adults combined with an extensive clinical training program for the next generation of healthcare professionals and one of the world’s top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, the Rotman Research Institute. Baycrest is home to the federally and provincially-funded Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation, a solution accelerator focused on driving innovation in the aging and brain health sector, and is the developer of Cogniciti — a free online memory assessment for Canadians 40+ who are concerned about their memory. Through its dedicated centres, the organization offers unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity. Founded in 1918 as the Jewish Home for Aged, Baycrest continues to embrace the long-standing tradition of all great Jewish healthcare institutions to improve the well-being of people in their local communities and around the globe. For more information please visit: www.baycrest.org.
Senior Communications Specialist CABHI
416-785-2500 ext. 6086
Senior Communications Specialist
Baycrest Health Sciences 416-785-2500, ext. 6579