Call for Proposals

Mental Health and Wellbeing Knowledge Mobilization


Knowledge mobilization (KMb) includes co-creation, knowledge synthesis, transfer and exchange, dissemination, engaging with knowledge users, and evaluating the impact of knowledge generated. The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC)’s KMb goal is to demonstrate concrete change in policies and practices across Canada that reflects findings from our research.

CYRRC’s wellbeing research cluster is currently accepting proposals for Knowledge Mobilization activities that amplify previous/ongoing research on the mental health and wellbeing or refugee children, youth, and families.

Eligible KMb activities may be targeted at academic and/or non-academic audiences. Examples of  eligible products include (but are not limited to): presentations, open source publications, reports, one- pagers, infographics, white board videos, documentaries, podcasts, visual arts media etc.

Examples of eligible events include (but are not limited to): art exhibits, community engagement events, webinars, conferences, workshops, training events, youth-led events etc.


Projects budgets must not exceed $20,000 CAD.


The deadline to apply is October 22nd, 2021 at midnight EST. Activities must be completed before October 1, 2023. Extensions will not be permitted.

Who Can Apply

CYRRC partners, co-investigators and collaborators (i.e., all members who were part of CYRRC’s partnership grant application) from any research cluster are eligible to apply. Students and associate members are ineligible to apply directly but may partner with a CYRRC collaborator. Applications may be submitted by either the academic or ESPO partner.

Project Criteria

Applicants must be ready to begin activities immediately without requiring new REB approval (amendment or extension of prior REB approval is permissible). The project must pertain to the mental health of refugee children, youth and/or families. Activities must take place in Canada.

Eligible Expenses

A detailed budget, using the CYRRC budget template, must be submitted along with the application form.

CYRRC funds may be used to cover the following:

  • Salaries for students (i.e., internships and research assistants)
  • Salaries for non-students (i.e., Postdocs and refugee youth)
  • Domestic and international travel
  • Professional and technical services
  • Venue rental and catering
  • Stipends and honoraria
  • Equipment (if essential to the project)
  • Materials and supplies
  • Printing and other production costs

The following expenses may not be covered by this grant:

  • Renumeration of the grant recipient and/or ESPO partner
  • Service delivery without a clear KMb component

Reporting Requirements

All CYRRC projects must submit to the CYRCC a final project report within 30 days of the project’s completion date. A reporting template will be provided and will include:

Projects must also submit a financial statement (the Tri-Agency Form 300, typically prepared by Financial Services at academic institutions) by April 30th of each year that the project is funded.

For additional information or assistance with the application process, contact:
Simone Chia-Kangata
Project Manager

(902) 494-1913

KMb Guidance for CYRRC Researchers

Online Application

PDF Application Form

CYRRC’s Budget Template