The call for AIF applications is now open. Please see the following guidelines below for reference.
For more information on the AIF, join our information session with the Teaching Commons, "Exploring the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF)". To learn more and register, click here.
AIF Phase Four
Year 3 (2023-2024)
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 2023-2024.
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 - Innovative Course Prototyping
Category III funding will support Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) projects.
AIF Phase Four Application Package
- AIF Phase Four Application Guidelines
- AIF Category I Grant Application Form
- AIF Category I Project Plan and Budget Guideline
- AIF Category II A Curricular Innovation Grant Application Form
- AIF Category II B Curricular Innovation Grant – Innovative Course Prototyping Application Form
- AIF Category III SoTL Grant Application Form
- Building a Better Future: York University Academic Plan 2020-2025
- Common language for Experiential Education
- Common language for eLearning
- A Community of Practice Model for Academic Innovation Prototypes
- First Year Experience (curricular) Guide
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Backgrounder
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Guide
- Engaged Teaching at York document
- Additional reports & resources
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 2023-2024 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.
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.
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