Since 2005 ResearchImpact has been supported by SSHRC and CIHR through an Intellectual Property Mobilization (IPM) grant awarded to York and UVic. This was the first IPM grant in the 10 year history of the IPM program that funded knowledge mobilization for policy and practice relevant research. In Spring 2008 this tri-council program afforded all active IPM grantees the opportunity to extend their existing grants by 18 months. Recently York and UVic received notice from SSHRC and CIHR that the IPM grant for ResearchImpact was extended to November 30, 2009.
The ResearchImpact partners are committed to working locally and networking nationally to create structures and services that enhance knowledge mobilization to maximize the social, cultural, environmental and economic impacts of university research. ResearchImpact would like to thank SSHRC and CIHR for their continued support of knowledge mobilization. York and UVic’s Knowledge Mobilization Units provides services and funding for faculty, graduate students, and community/government organizations seeking to maximize the impact of academic research and expertise on public policy, social programming, and professional practice. It is supported by SSHRC and CIHR grants, and by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation (York) and Office of the Vice-President Research (UVic), as well as support from local partners.