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Research Funding

Research funding for faculty members is available from internal EUC sources, University sources, and from external funding agencies. Information on funding competitions and deadlines is circulated through the EUC Research Update. Further information and assistance is provided by EUC’s Research Officer, Rhoda Reyes. Graduate and undergraduate student research funding is also available from diverse sources – information is available from program directors, instructors and supervisors.

General Research Support

Deadlines: October 31 and March 31

Value: Up to $7,000

To provide support to full-time faculty, professional librarians and current Postdoctoral Fellows for stand-alone, small-scale projects and for projects that will lead to the development of larger SSHRC applications or other external funding.

Explore Grant Program - Application Form

Deadline: October 31 and March 31

Value: Up to $7,000

To provide support to full time faculty, professional librarians, and current Postdoctoral Fellows for small-scale knowledge mobilization activities such as stakeholder consultations, policy briefs, publication subventions, workshops, etc.

KMb Grant Program - Application Form

Deadlines: October 1 and March 1 (Oct 1st deadline is for research grants only; Mar 1st deadline is for both research grants and release time).

Value: Up to $8,000 for research grants; salary equivalent to one full-course directorship for release time course directorship grants

This fund is intended to encourage individual research and study by defraying research costs. Duration: One year. Contact Charles Bisram in Faculty Relations for a current application form.

Contract Faculty Research Grants Fund - More Information

Deadline: Rolling

Value: Up to $3,000

The York Indigenous Incentive Grant provides support for the development of research grant applications, related to Indigenous priorities and needs, to external sources as articulated in our Strategic Research Plan (SRP). Its main purpose will be to defray costs associated with applications for standard programs of research (including but not limited to NSERC Discovery, CIHR, SSHRC Connection Grants, SSHRC Insight and Insight Development Grants, and SSHRC Partnership Development Grants). While the scale of initiatives supported may vary according to discipline, all proposals must clearly demonstrate the intended external source of support.

York Indigenous Incentive Grant - Application Form (PDF)

Deadlines: Rolling

Value: Up to $6,000

To defray costs associated with assembling interdisciplinary collaborative teams required for larger-scale initiatives in the quest for external funds.

York Incentive Grant - Application Form

Deadlines: November 1 and March 1

To support small-scale research projects where a significant contribution to Italian-Canadian studies will be made. Eligible expenses include research costs and travel to conferences.

Mariano A. Elia Research Fund - Application Form

Conference Travel Support

Deadlines: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1

Value: Generally, up to a minimum APEX or Charter Class airfare.

To provide assistance for attendance at national and international scholarly conferences for which the applicant is giving a paper, making a poster presentation, or featured at a solo or 2 person opening of an exhibition, a principal screening, premier performance of dance, theatre or musical production.

Exchange Conference Grant - Application Form (PDF)

Deadlines: March 1, June 1 and October 1

Value: Up to $2,000

To support contract faculty members who are giving papers; have been asked to give commentaries or to chair sessions; or are attending conferences. Eligible expenses include travel, registration, accommodation and subsistence. Duration: No more than one grant per year. Contact Charles Bisram in Faculty Relations for a current application form.

Contract Faculty Conference Travel Fund - More Information

Deadlines: Various

Funds for conference travel administered within each academic unit. Contact the unit Chair/Director and/or Administrative Assistant for details.

Research Assistance Support - Funding to Hire Students

Paid opportunities for York undergraduate students to participate in research projects.

Research at York Program - More Information

Provides on-campus part-time job opportunities for eligible full-time York University students. These jobs are primarily available during the September to April academic session.

Work/Study Program - More Information

Other Funding Supports & Initiatives

Deadlines: Rolling

Value: Approximately $500-$1,500

The new York Indigenous Events Funding provides support for scholarly events or outreach activities that address Indigenous priorities and needs, strengthens York’s Indigenous research culture and builds the profile and reputation of sound Indigenous-focused research at York University.

York Indigenous Events Funding - Application Form

Teaching Supports, Course Releases & Fellowships

Deadline: November 15

Fellowships are intended to provide recipients with the opportunity to develop innovative teaching and learning projects or to enhance their own teaching skills. Eligibility: Full-time faculty in tenure-stream appointments.

Release-time Teaching Fellowships - More Information

Deadline: November 15

Value: Up to $2,500 (Individuals); up to $5,000 (Groups)

Funds are available to support projects which have the potential to make significant curricular or methodological contributions to teaching and learning at York, or which enable faculty to enhance their own teaching skills. Eligibility: All members of the YUFA bargaining unit.

Deadline: January 15

A Leave Fellowship Fund (Article 19.30 of the YUFA Collective Agreement) is available to provide peer-adjudicated additional grants of up to 10% of academic base salary to sabbaticants.

Deadline: November 15

Provides opportunities for tenured or tenure stream faculty and continuing appointment employees to take Educational Leaves for approved plans of study.