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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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.

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Teaching and learning priority areas

eLearning

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Experiential Education

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Student Success

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Internationalization

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Latest AIF funding announcement

We are pleased to announce that 21 new AIF Category I projects, 6 ongoing Category II projects, 10 Category III, and 25 Category IV projects were awarded for 2020-2021.

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


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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.

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Note: Calls for the phase of AIF funding are expected in Fall 2020.

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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.