Support for training and research

Grants for Projects on Knowledge Mobilization in Clinical Settings -Summer 2019

End date: October 25, 2019

Detailed description of competition

IMPORTANT : Only members and students in good standing (CV, personal progress reports and progress reports for supervised students have been sent to RRISIQ for the current year) will be considered.

Knowledge Mobilization is an umbrella concept that covers several concepts, including co-production, transfer, dissemination, translation, application, exchange and / or sharing of knowledge.

General criteria:
The project must address RRISIQ's theme, nursing intervention research. These interventions are practices, ways of doing things, that unfold in 3 fields of application: clinical practices, organizational practices, and practices in nursing education. RRISIQ's scientific work aims to develop or adapt new practices, validate them, implement them, assess their effects and mobilize these practices in care and services. A practice may mean an individual intervention (eg, counseling or teaching), a group intervention (eg with families of elderly parents or children), a care or service program, a web application (eg. eHealth), an organizational practice, or an educational practice.
  • Only regular researchers in good standing (including updated CVs, progress reports and supervised student progress reports were sent to RRISIQ in the current year) are eligible.
  • The applicant must demonstrate that their application is not an overlap of previous funding obtained from the RRISIQ or other granting agencies.
  • Each application must include regular researchers from at least 2 different partner universities.
  • If the principal investigator has already received RRISIQ funding since 2014, priority will be given to researchers who have completed at least one of the RRISIQ funded projects and who have submitted at least one grant application to an external organization.
  • Only the information requested in the form will be considered.
Applications may be in the form of:
  • A research project, including the development, implementation, and / or evaluation of strategies (eg. change management strategies), activities (eg. training, website targeting a specific audience) or knowledge mobilization tools (eg. educational tools, practice guides, decision aids). The primary goal of the project should be the integration of research results into health practices, processes or policies (max $ 20,000).
  • A project to advance the science of knowledge mobilization / application (eg. systematic review of effective KM strategies) (max $ 20,000)
  • A "Café Scientifique", transfer activities for knowledge users or for the general public (up to $ 5,000). Please refer to the competition specific to this activity.
  • A project that takes place in a clinical setting must include a letter of support from the nursing directorate. Applications that involve a monetary or in-kind contributions will be preferred
  • Activities must be completed by Fall 2020
 The deadline to submit your application is October 25th 2019 at 4pm.

To apply:
Complete the form in Documents section at the bottom of the "Ongoing competitions" page of the site.
If applicable, please attach the letter of support from the clinical setting

Please send submit the completed application form to before the deadline.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of 3 principal criteria and on a 16-point scale
1. The importance of the anticipated contribution to nursing practice and the performance of care. The importance of the contribution to nursing practice is presented in two dimensions:
The gap between current clinical practices and those that can reasonably be expected to develop through the intervention or The benefits to patients or organizations that these changes in practices may entail.
The number of clinical settings, nurses or patients that are likely to be directly affected by the intervention.
Each of the two dimensions will be assessed on a four-level scale (0: null, 1: weak, 2: average, 3: significant) for a maximum total of 6 points.

2. The importance of the anticipated contribution to the development of best practices and of knowledge on the processes of knowledge mobilization and their operationalization. The importance of the contribution on practices and knowledge describes the progress that can be expected on scientific knowledge about best practices in knowledge transfer.

This dimension will be evaluated on a scale of five levels (0: null, 1: weak, 2: average, 3: significant, 4: remarkable) for a maximum total of 4 points

3. Coherence between the means put forward and the objectives pursued and the feasibility of the proposal. The third criterion addresses the plausibility and feasibility of the intervention. In cases where projects take place in a health facility, co-funding, in cash or inkind, from partners or an institution, will be considered as an important feasibility factor. If the project does not include co-financing, this must be justified in the application and the feasibility of the project must be clearly defended.

The two dimensions of plausibility (coherence between means and objectives) and feasibility will each be evaluated on a three-level scale (0: Null, 1: weak, 2: good, 3: excellent) for a maximum total of 6 points

Terms and conditions

Eligible expenses
The network spending must meet the eligibility criteria of FRQS’ Theme Networks grant program, as described in the program. It can translate into projects and scientific activities or scholarships. Funded projects must involve eligible expenses which must be exclusively spent in the Quebec Province (FRQS rule).

Rules and procedures for granting
  • Funds will be awarded according to availability of the Network’s resources and that of its partners;
  • Award recipients must accept and sign an agreement that governs the rules of use;
  • There may be no cost overruns;
  • Any allocation of funds requires an annual report on the use of funds (at the end of each fiscal year on March 31st);
  • Members receiving funds engage to demonstrate scientific productivity (publications, conferences, grant applications or other).
The Network is committed to implementing the FRQS standards on human health research ethics and on scientific integrity. 

Conflict of interest and resolution mechanisms
Please refer to RRISIQ's Charter.