Knowledge Mobilization Bursary for Graduate Students: Now Accepting Applications

Posted on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Postcard promoting the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization

CESI is offering a bursary covering the cost of the full registration to the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization for up to three graduate students or postdocs at the University of Guelph.

Program description

The University of Guelph’s Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization is an online professional development opportunity targeted at professionals from the academic, policy and service delivery sectors. The Certificate provides in-depth training into the principles and practices of knowledge mobilization – that is, the process by which research is shared, used and applied to inform real-life situations. Through three eight-week courses, participants learn to identify and address barriers to knowledge use, and discover tools and techniques to enhance the societal impact of research and facilitate the development of evidence-informed policy and practice.

The Certificate consists of three online courses:

  • Inform: Processes of knowledge translation and dissemination (September 13 to November 7, 2021)
  • Engage: Building capacity to understand and use relevant evidence (Winter 2022)
  • Act: Transforming knowledge into action (Spring 2022)

While graduate students regularly participate in the Certificate as a way to complement their academic training, we recognize that registration costs can be prohibitive. As part of our efforts to build capacity for engaged scholarship and impactful research, CESI will fund the participation of three University of Guelph graduate students or post-docs in all three courses of the 2021-2022 offering of the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization. Each registration has a value of $2685+HST.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this bursary, you must:

  • Currently be enrolled as a graduate student or working as post-doc at the University of Guelph;
  • Be able to dedicate about 8-10 hours per week for the duration of each of the three courses of the Certificate (for a total of 24 weeks over the year) to complete the required readings, exercises and assignments;
  • Have access to a computer and internet connection (the course takes place online).

Application requirements

To apply, please fill the bursary’s application form (attached below), which includes

  • Information about your status and research project(s); and
  • A short statement of interest describing
    • your motivation for participating in the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization;
    • how you plan to apply the acquired knowledge and skills, and the expected impact for your current or future research.

Send your application form to Caroline Duvieusart-Déry, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, by end of day on Friday, May 21, 2021.

If you require this information and/or the application form in an alternate format, please contact us

If you have questions, please contact Caroline Duvieusart-Déry.

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