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Research services

The links below are intended to support your efforts in both securing and administering research funding. FES faculty members are encouraged to seek out sources of external funding. If there is additional information or links you would like to see posted here, please let the FES Research Officer know. The Research Officer may also be able to provide further assistance in identifying funding opportunities.

IMPORTANT NOTE: External funding applications must include an Office of Research Services (ORS) Application Checklist and be signed by the Dean. Please submit any external funding applications to the FES Research Officer.

Funding opportunities

Internal funding
FES grants
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
University Partnerships for Cooperation and Development Program (UPCDP)
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) – Climate Change Development Fund
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) – Conference Fund
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) – The Indigenous People Partnership Program
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) – Sabbatical Awards 
United Nations International Prize for Water 
United Nations Environment Programme Awards 
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – Agricultural Research Funding Guide 
World Bank – Global Environment Facility Program 
World Bank – Cofinancing 
World Bank – Information for Development Program 
World Bank – Japan Policy and Human Resources Development Fund

Funding databases

Resources to help you find other sources of research funding.

Research/professional funds and 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.

Funding types and allocation
Overview of York’s accounting system
eReports
Accountable advances and reimbursement of expenses 
Getting reimbursed by direct deposit
American Express Corporate Travel Card
Conference/research travel expenses and bookings 
Direct link to all finance/accounting forms (on the Finance Department website)

Research ethics

The Office of Research Services (ORS) 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. Be sure to review all related links and information on the pages below so you have a thorough understanding of your responsibilities.

Research involving human participants
Research involving animals
Research involving biohazardous materials