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Academic Innovation Fund (AIF)

Working together to make a difference

The Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) was established in the Fall of 2010 to support initiatives that advance York’s strategic priorities in relation to teaching, learning and the student experience. The AIF now has taken a somewhat more focused approach, addressing particular institutional priorities that are articulated in York’s University Academic Plan, Strategic Mandate Agreement and the Institutional Integrated Resource Plan: eLearning, Experiential Education, Student Success, and Internationalization.

AIF funded projects have allowed York to build pan-University strategies and systems supporting the further growth and development of curricular innovation through various forms of eLearning and experiential education. The fund has promoted the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and facilitated the internationalization of the curriculum. Individual faculty members have benefited through curricular innovation grants. Many of our students are currently benefiting from these innovations.

Calls for the projects proposals occur during the fall term. Details can be found on the AIF site.

AIF at a glance

$1.5 M

Awarded annually


Projects funded in 2021-22

>$15 M

For all awards between 2011 and 2021


Unique projects funded between 2011 and 2021

Interested in the AIF?

Learn more at the AIF site.