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Fund for Innovations in Teaching (FIT)

The York University 2020-2025 Academic Plan and the Faculty of Health’s current strategic plans drive excellence in teaching (including but not limited to innovations in experiential education and eLearning) for the 21st century, and actively support student learning and success. In addition, the Faculty seeks to create an engaged network of community partners to ensure our quality programs offer students opportunities for community engagement through experiential education.

About the Fund

This seed funding aims to promote the Faculty of Health’s vision by supporting innovative teaching practices that include but are not limited to experiential education (EE) and eLearning. Specifically, the fund will support: research into innovative teaching practices; the implementation of innovative teaching practices, and the development/enhancement of existing teaching practices and novel forms of assessment. In the funding application, applicants must clearly outline  how the proposed activities will meet this objective.

Note: Since May 1, 2023 a number of innovative requests for FIT have been submitted. To support further excellence in teaching in Health, additional limited funds have now been secured. Please continue to submit applications until these funds have been depleted. We look forward to receiving them. 


Step 1: Review the fund objectives, guidelines and eligibility.

Step 2: Discuss your proposed activities with the chair/director of your school/department. Consult the Faculty of Health’s Experiential Education (EE) Coordinators as needed, if the application is related to EE.

Step 3: Apply for FIT by completing the online application form between May 1 and March 1 (fiscal year).