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Academic Innovation Fund (AIF)

Enabling teaching and learning innovation

The Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) supports projects that advance York Universty's priorities in terms of teaching, learning and the student experience. Since 2011, the AIF has supported faculty and campus partners in their efforts to develop new and exciting ways to educate students.


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Explore teaching and learning projects

The Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) allows faculty leaders, campus partners, and great teachers to come together to create new and exciting ways that benefit student learning. Discover the projects that were possible through the AIF.


Latest AIF funding announcement

The call for AIF applications is now open. Please click here for more information on the guidelines and application package.

Our upcoming information session with the Teaching Commons, "Exploring the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF)", will provide details on each category of funding and previously funded projects, and provide an opportunity to ask questions. For more information and to register, click here.

For 2022-23, 12 new AIF Category I projects, 4 Category II A Curricular Innovation projects, 2 Category II B Curricular Innovation Perpetual Course model projects, and 5 Category III SoTL projects were awarded.

  • Category I : Pan-University AIF projects
  • Category II : Curricular Innovation projects
  • Category III : Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects

Teaching and learning priority areas



Experiential Education


Student Success




We are here to help


Get Support

Need help getting your AIF project off the ground? We've partnered with departments University-wide that can help you with staffing, technology, communications and more.



Note: The call for AIF funding is now open. Click here to access the guidelines and application package.

Learn More

Looking for inspiration? View our previously funded AIF projects that are shaping the future of teaching and learning or visit the Office of the AVP Teaching and Learning.