What is Knowledge Mobilization?
Knowledge mobilization is about putting research into use: applying academic knowledge and current research to practice, policy, and industry or community organizations. It's about explaining your research and its social value in a way anyone can understand.
Knowledge mobilization is about starting conversations and finding out what your constituents need. It's also about an iterative learning process: collaborating with non-academic partners, reflecting on mutually desired outcomes, and gaining a wider perspective of the industry or sector you're considering a career in.
The Graduate College KM Portfolio
Our KM initiatives support use-forward and impactful research, allowing novice, intermediate and advanced researchers to build skills to enhance the value of their work.
Current KM programming includes structured, interdisciplinary research experiences, collaborative design workshops and courses, and both funding and recognition opportunities.
Students can gain experience in KM strategies by joining existing research projects, attend workshops to learn how KM can fit into their theses or dissertations, apply for up to $250 per academic year in support of their use-inspired research project through the KM Innovation grant, or submit their in-progress or completed use-forward research project for the annual Knowledge Mobilization Awards.
To learn more about our upcoming Grad15 webinars and to register, see our schedule here. In our next session, Amanda Athey will share details of the Graduate College's new Career Navigators initiative.