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.

Innovative Projects

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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Student Research Titles

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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

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Outstanding Papers

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

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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

External Funding

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.

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.