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At the Faculty of Science at York University, we are fostering scientific discovery and tackling global challenges to create positive change in our world. Our researchers collaborate and engage globally and here at home, enhancing our academic excellence, diversity, and our capacity to build a better future for everyone.

We are home to more than 150 researchers working in the Departments of Biology, Chemistry Mathematics & Statistics, Physics & Astronomy, and Science, Technology and Society. Among this group are 18 Royal Society of Canada Fellows and College Members, and 24 Canada Research Chairs, York Research Chairs, and Endowed Chairs. Our researchers are funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF), Mitacs, and many other agencies, partners and foundations.

Research Support Contacts

The Associate Dean – Research & Partnerships provides leadership and direction for matters related to (1) the research enterprise of FSc, (2) partnerships with industry, government, and other Faculties/educational institutions, and (3) oversees matters related to postdoctoral fellows or visitors.

The Director of Research and Partnerships and the Research Officer provide local support to faculty members by identifying funding opportunities, reviewing and editing funding applications, and assisting with developing research budgets. Assistance may also include coordinating agreements, transferring funds to or from other institutions, or liaising with funding agencies or institutions to clarify policy questions or procedures.

Faculty Research Administrators provide assistance in the financial administration of research grants or contracts. They answer questions about the eligibility of expenses against research grants, provide information on York’s Finance policies and procedures, and assist with expense forms completion, as well as other Finance and HR/payroll related forms.

Research News

Scientists receive provincial funding in support of innovative research projects
19 April 2024

York scientists among world’s top two per cent of researchers
21 March 2024

Research funding*


Total new research funding

$9.1 M

Natural Sciences and Engineering research Council of Canada (NSERC)

$3.8 M

Canada Research Chairs

$1.9 M

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

*Amounts are for calendar year 2023

Explore FSc Research

Research Areas

Research Areas

We have five Departments with over 150 full-time faculty members focusing on research areas spanning nanotechnology to ecosystems to planetary systems. Explore the different major areas of research within the Faculty.

Research Chairs

Learn about our various research chairs and their roles within the Faculty of Science.

Research Info for Faculty

Find useful information for faculty and learn about how the Office of Research Services provides support for research related matters.

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Research Info for Trainees

Learn about research opportunities for undergraduate students, and research support available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Funding Opportunities

Search for research funding opportunities at York University and learn about important Faculty of Science deadlines.

Award Opportunities

Explore various award opportunities available to researchers in the Faculty of Science, including important deadlines.

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Undergraduate Research

As a major hub of scientific research, the Faculty of Science provides a wide variety of opportunities for our undergraduate students to become involved in research activities.