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Apply for the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF)


Please note that the call for AIF applications is now closed. The next call will be released in Fall 2022. The following guidelines are below for your reference.

AIF Phase Four

Year 2 (2022-2023)

The AIF provides us with opportunities to pilot, develop and test curricular or pedagogical innovations that support eLearning, Experiential Education (EE), student success and retention strategies and internationalization within the curriculum.

A focus for the upcoming year will be the embedding of strategies that explicitly advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the curriculum in alignment with the AIF priority areas stated below. Refer to the Sustainable Development Goals backgrounder and guide for information.

At least 30% of total AIF funding, and up to 50%, will be allocated this year to support projects that specifically align with one or more SDGs. Proposals that choose to align with one or more SDGs will be considered and adjudicated separately and apart from other applications.

There will be three categories of funding for 2022-2023.

Category I funding will support initiatives of Schools, Departments and/or Faculties to strategically embed one or more of the four indicated institutional priorities - eLearning, Experiential Education (EE), student success and retention strategies and internationalization within the curriculum - in undergraduate or graduate degrees. 

Category II A funding will support curricular innovation projects.

Category II B will support Curricular Innovation - The Perpetual Course Model projects.

Category III funding will support Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects.


AIF Phase Four Application Package


Important Documents

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. In 2022-23 there are three AIF categories:

Category I

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 - The Perpetual Course Model projects

Category III

Supports Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects

Teaching and learning priority areas

The AIF supports implementation of projects that advance York University's institutional priorities outlined in the University Academic Plan, Strategic Mandate Agreement and the Institutional Integrated Resource Plan.

eLearning

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Experiential Education

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Student Success

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Internationalization

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