Knowledge Mobilization Toolkit: Planning Template
By Bojan Fürst
These days, pretty much every research grant application will ask you for a knowledge mobilization plan.
There is help for all things knowledge mobilization just a click away.
For more than a decade, The Harris Centre and Memorial University have been a part of Research Impact Canada network.
Since those early days, the network has grown to 21 universities from across the country and what they all have in common is a firm belief that academic knowledge should be in the service of society. They all have knowledge brokers on staff and their job, just like my job, is to connect researchers and communities to help solve real world problems.
Over the years, the network has developed a range of tools and resources that are available on their website. From comprehensive bibliographies to webinars, you will likely find something helpful in your quest to do more with your research.
A good place to start is the knowledge mobilization template developed by our colleagues at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. It's an excellent guide to the kinds of questions you should be asking yourself as you develop your own knowledge mobilization plan.
Bojan Fürst is the Knowledge Mobilization Manager with the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development at Memorial University of Newfoundland. It’s a complicated way of saying that his job is to match community needs with university resources. He also hosts Rural Routes, a podcast that explores what it means to be "rural" in the 21st century.