Research Services

York is at the forefront of research collaborations and partnerships enabling our researchers to apply their wide-ranging knowledge and expertise on a variety of research issues. .It offers its researchers with easy access to information and services they need to conduct world-class research. Below are essential information on internal and external funding opportunities, a shortlist of major granting institutions in Canada and abroad, and other pre-award and post-award services for our researchers.

Funding Opportunities

The links below are intended to support faculty and student efforts in securing and administering research funds. FES faculty and students are encouraged to apply for internal and external funding for their research initiatives. If there is additional information or links you would like to see posted here, please contact the FES Research Officer. The Research Officer provides assistance in identifying internal and external funding opportunities as well as research project accounting.

IMPORTANT NOTE: External funding applications must include an Office of Research Services (ORS) Application Checklist and be signed by the Dean. If an institutional letter of support is required (usually for large grant applications), please complete the Letter of Support form and submit to David Phipps, Executive Director, York Office of Research Services at Please submit any external funding applications to the FES Research Officer.

Internal Funding

FES grants for faculty
FGS grants for students
York grants and awards
Fall-Winter Internal Grants Calendar

External Funding

Fall-Winter External Grants Calendar

Major research granting institutions in Canada

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 
Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Canadian Institute of Health Researchers (CIHR)

Other Canadian research funding sources

Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI)
Canada Council for the Arts The Early Researcher Award Program (ERA)

Sources for funding international research

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) Programs
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) – The Indigenous People Partnership Program
Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development Canada (DFATD)
Fulbright Canada - Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America International Development Research Centre
United Nations Environment Programme Awards
World Bank – Global Environment Facility Program

Funding Databases

Community of Science Database (COS) - features funding opportunities from around the world, searchable by subject, date, country of origin and country of activity.  Don’t let the word science mislead you – this is the largest funding database on the Internet and contains information on funding opportunities across a wide range of topics and disciplines.  You can even use it to set up funding alerts that will automatically send you any newly posted funding information based on key words.

HR Services for Researchers

York faculty members can hire undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows and visitors in their research projects. Below are the policies and procedures for hiring undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral research staff or interns in your projects.

Research at York (for hiring undergraduate students)

Graduate/Research Assistantships

Graduate Internships

Postdoctoral Fellows and Visitors

External Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities

International Postdoctoral Fellows

York Postdoctoral Fellows

York’s Human Resources has summarized various services for grant holders and research employees of York. You need to login to yu link using your passport York account and go to academic or employee resources to find the information that you need. For more detailed info and assistance, please contact your Research Officer.

Innovation York

Innovation York is the commercialization and industry liaison office for York University. The unit provides services to faculty members, trainees, and industry within four service streams: agreements, industry liaison, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. Innovation York’s goal is to provide an integrated suite of services to the York research community, in order to facilitate research, realize the commercial, economic, and social potential of research outcomes, and to create a culture of industry-engaged scholarship and entrepreneurship.

Knowledge Mobilization

York University is a recognized leader in Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) in Canada and internationally. KMb is a suite of activities that enhances the two-way connection between researchers and research users.

Research Accounting

Information about allowable expenses, conference travel, financial tools and managing/tracking your research accounts. York’s Finance Department oversees all the University’s financial activities.

External Research Resources
Handbooks and Presentations
Research Related Policies
Research Related Procedures and Guidelines
Research Forms Related Documents and Other Resources


Research Ethics

The Office of Research Ethics is responsible for research ethics at York. All research subject to ethics review must be approved by the appropriate ethics review body before the research may begin.