Internal research grants at York are comprised of several different funding types. Research Accounting is responsible for the administration of the following types of internally restricted research funds:
Start-up Funds are normally provided to new researchers in their first year as a tenured faculty member. The researcher's Faculty will notify Research Accounting of the value of the award from the Faculty, and will authorize Research Accounting to set up a cost centre for the faculty member. These funds can then be used to support any research activity at the University providing they follow York's and Tri-Council financial policies and procedures.
Internal research support can be provided by a department or Faculty to a researcher to supplement a particular research award. Once the external fund is awarded (e.g. CFI, CRC, etc.) an internal cost centre is created and the funding is transferred from the department. These funds are to be used for expenses related to the specific research project.
SSHRC SMALL GRANTS
Support to full-time faculty members and professional librarians for pilot studies, 'opportunistic' small projects, and projects not readily funded elsewhere.
SSHRC GRANT IN AID OF TRAVEL
Provide assistance for attendance at national and international scholarly conferences related to a PI's research.
External Research Grants and Contracts
External research grants include those from the Tri-Council; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), or the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Research grants are awarded by many different government agencies and the not-for-profit sector, including foundations, charities, private sector partners, and foreign entities.