The Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) was created in 2010 to encourage innovation in teaching, learning and the student experience. The AIF supports implementation of projects that advance York University's institutional priorities outlined in the University Academic Plan: 2020-25, Strategic Mandate Agreement and the Institutional Integrated Resource Plan.
The priority areas for AIF Phase 4 (2021-Present) include:
AIF at a glance
Projects funded in 2023-24
For all awards between 2011 and 2023
Unique projects funded between 2011 and 2023
AIF Funding Categories
York University’s AIF encourages teaching and learning innovation in priority areas by supporting new initiatives or by extending current projects in new and significant ways. The call for AIF applications is now paused.
In 2023-24 there are three AIF categories:
Supports pan-university, faculty or group-based projects that support academic innovation
Category II A
Supports individual full-time or contract faculty members for curricular innovation projects
Category II B
Supports individual full-time or contract faculty members for Curricular Innovation - Innovative Course Prototyping
Supports Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects
Looking for inspiration? View our previously funded AIF projects that are shaping the future of teaching and learning.