The KNAER, in consultation with the Ontario Ministry of Education, engages in a dialogue with groups of practitioners/researchers to facilitate the development and dissemination of advanced knowledge through the application of applied education research to effective practices in class-rooms, schools, school boards and provincially.
KNAER invites Ontario practitioners, researchers, and educational organizations to submit collaborative proposals to improve knowledge mobilization efforts in education in Ontario.
Amount of Award: From $25,000 to $100,000 (varies depending on category)
Deadline for Initial Round of Application Submissions : January 31, 2011, 5:00 p.m. (All subsequent submissions will be evaluated on a month by month basis.)
NOTE: All work must be completed by March 31, 2012.
KNAER is requesting applications in four categories of projects:
1. Exploiting available research more effectively (Maximum $100,000 per award).
We invite proposals that mobilize current knowledge in education to affect policy and practice in Ontario. Each proposal should involve at least one (and preferably more) research organizations and at least one (and preferably more) ‘practice’ organizations working together.
2. Building or extending networks for further research in priority areas (Maximum $100,000 per award).
We invite partnerships to create a program of research in a priority area. Each proposal should involve at least one (and preferably more) research organizations and at least one (and preferably more) ‘practice’ organizations working together. These could either be existing networks (such as MISA networks) or new groupings.
Strengthening research brokering work (Maximum $25,000 per award).
Faculties of education (or, where appropriate, other units within universities) can undertake an extensive dissemination effort around effective policy and practice based on well validated research on a particular issue. Proposals should identify a clear area of focus related to existing expertise. The work must go beyond publications to include a range of print, audio and video products, teaching materials, events, and training aimed at making the implications known to and useful for boards, principals, teachers, parents, students and the public. Educators should be involved in creating these activities.
b) Other Ontario partners – school boards, provincial organizations, federations, etc. – can also submit proposals to strengthen their research brokering work in relation to an important issue with good research evidence and to undertake a multi-featured effort to make these findings known to and useful for education partners.
4. Visits by world leading researchers (Up to $25,000 per visit).
Partners may invite world-leading researchers in high priority areas to spend a week in Ontario sharing their knowledge with the education sector broadly.
***Pre-submission inquiries are welcomed to encourage potential applicants to understand the intended scope and goals of KNAER. For inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.