Research is at the heart of FES. The time and effort that faculty members devote to securing research funding and to engaging in knowledge mobilization activities help our faculty, postdoctoral fellows/visitors, and students get involved in innovative research that showcases the interdisciplinarity and the broad relevance of our work. Our research culture, however, goes far beyond the money raised from external sources. From the wide array of activities, research, and publications that emerge from the Faculty, it has one of the most diverse and active research cultures at York.
FES has one of the most diverse and active research cultures at York. By showcasing the success of these major grant holders we celebrate the continuing development of that research culture and the many innovative and exciting activities it supports and inspires.
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Publications & Reports
Several scholarly publications and reports highlight the depth and breadth of research done by FES faculty, postdoctoral fellows/visitors, and students
The Faculty produces some of the best and most original research papers and projects done by graduate students. The Series recognizes exceptional MES major papers and projects and make them available to a broader readership.
Since 2000, the series has been published electronically. Papers from the 1999 series or earlier are still available as separately published works through the Faculty’s publications office. For copies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
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 email@example.com. Please submit any external funding applications to the FES Research Officer.
- FES grants for faculty
- FGS grants for students
- York grants and awards
- Fall-Winter Internal Grants Calendar
Major research granting institutions in Canada
Other Canadian research funding sources
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
The Faculty of Environmental (FES) studies offers a limited number of Visiting Scholar/Researcher opportunities for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars. These positions are intended to support advanced and interdisciplinary research and writing on any environmental topics. Visiting Scholars/Researchers will be welcome to participate in the supportive, interdisciplinary community of scholars at York and FES and will have opportunities to present their research at seminars. There is no stipend attached to Visiting Scholar/Researcher positions, so applicants must be self-funded. They are not entitled to any individual supervision. Visiting Scholars/Researchers will be provided library privileges (with proof of Ontario address), wireless internet, shared work-space, access to meeting rooms, and an invitation to attend faculty events and talks.
Visiting Scholar/Researcher positions are available for periods ranging from one month to one academic year. No summer only appointment is possible, but an appointment may extend over the summer months. Visiting Scholar/Researcher applications will be evaluated by the FES Faculty Appointments Advisory Committee. Final approval will be given by the Dean.
For more information, please read and fill out the Visiting Scholars/Researchers Application Form.