Grants

Small grants

A limited amount of money is available for direct support of academic/small research projects and travel conducted by FES faculty members. These funds are awarded by the Dean on the advice of/according to the policies for the Research and Awards Committee. There are two categories:

Small Research Grants

Eligibility

Full-time faculty members, senior scholars, and cross-appointed faculty members whose home base is FES.

Terms and conditions
  • Applicants should carefully consider whether their needs can be met by York University programs and external funding sources. Applicants are encouraged to apply to these other sources first
  • Applicants who have not received FES funds in the current budget year will be given higher priority
  • Recipients of funds must be willing to prepare and present a paper based on the project for the Faculty research series
  • Recipients of funds must submit a short written follow-up report to the Research and Awards Committee
  • Only one research grant per fiscal year is awarded to a faculty member
Value

Amount varies.

Deadlines

Applications should be submitted to the FES Research Officer by:

  • January 15
  • May 15
  • September 15
Application

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Small Travel Grants

Eligibility

Full-time faculty members, senior scholars, and cross-appointed faculty members whose home base is FES.

Terms and conditions
  • Applicants should carefully consider whether their needs can be met by York University programs and external funding sources
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply to these other sources first
  • Joint-appointed faculty should show evidence of concurrent application to their other academic unit
  • Recipients of funds must submit a short written follow-up report to the Research and Awards Committee
  • Only one travel grant per fiscal year is awarded to a faculty member
Value

Amount varies.

Deadlines

Applications should be submitted to the FES Research Officer by:

  • January 15
  • May 15
  • September 15
Application

Download application form

Specific research grants program (leave and non-leave)

The program permits, under certain conditions, a researcher to receive a research grant in lieu of salary through a mechanism which includes peer review. The grant may be used for all the purposes of a grant-in-aid of research, but not to supplement income of the principal researcher. This program covers only research activities and is not intended to cover projects directed at teaching or the development of teaching related skills. The Research and Awards Committee acts as the peer review board.

Grants awarded under this program are considered as taxable income. However, the grant payment will be treated as a T4A income for tax purposes and accordingly, no income tax will be deducted by the University. The award recipient is responsible for reporting the income to Revenue Canada and declaring against it eligible expenditures.

Specific Research Grant - leave grant

Eligibility

Full-time faculty members or professional librarians, who wish to conduct research during a year when a sabbatical or other leave may be eligible.

Terms and conditions
  • The total funds requested should allow for at least one-sixth of the applicant's regular salary to be retained, to be paid in the usual manner
  • An applicant whose application is approved will have his/her salary reduced by an amount corresponding to the total of the grant
Value

For applicants going on sabbatical or other leave, the total funds requested should not exceed your remaining sabbatical year salary minus one-sixth of your regular 100% salary.

Deadlines

Applications should be submitted to the FES Research Officer by:

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • November 1
Application

Download application form

Specific Research Grant - non-leave grant

Eligibility

Faculty members or professional librarians, either full time or part time who wish to conduct research during any academic year.

Terms and conditions
  • Awards to non-leave applicants will not exceed 50% of the annual salary
  • An applicant whose application is approved will have his/her salary reduced by an amount corresponding to the total of the grant
Value

Awards to non-leave applicants will not exceed 50% of annual salary.

Deadlines

Applications should be submitted to the FES Research Officer by:

  • February 1
  • May 1
  • November 1
Application

Download application form