Upcoming Opportunities

School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.

Grants and Fellowships


SSHRC Connection Grants

Deadline: May1, August 1, November 1, February 1. Applicants can expect results within approximately 8 weeks.
Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating.
Value and Duration: $7000 to $25,000 for 1 year. 50% matching funds required (excluding registration fees).

Mitacs Accelerate Internships

Deadline: Rolling deadline

The Accelerate Program provides interns with the opportunity to transfer their skills from theory to real-world application, while companies gain a competitive advantage by accessing high-quality research expertise.
Value and Duration: $15,000 ($7,500 from MITACS & $7,500 industry match) for 4 months.

Mitacs Globalink Research Awards

Deadline: Rolling deadline (10-12 weeks before project start)
The Mitacs Globalink Research Award provides the opportunity for faculty members and students at Canadian universities to build an international research network and undertake research abroad.
Value and Duration: Up to $5,000 to Canadian supervisor for student travel expenses for 12-24 weeks.

SOSCIP Standard Collaborative Projects – Call for Expressions of Interest

Deadline: Rolling deadline


The Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) is inviting eligible researchers to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) in partnership with industry for the development of Standard Collaborative Projects. Objectives are to: Generate creative collaborations among SOSCIP consortium member academic institutions and industry; facilitate new opportunities for researchers and industry to access high performance Blue Gene/Q, Cloud, Agile, and Large Memory System computing environments; address industry challenges across a broad range of strategic sectors; and create new products and/or services that can be commercialized in Ontario and applied both domestically and around the globe.

Duration: 2 years

CIFAR International & Interdisciplinary Research Workshops – Open Call

Deadline: Rolling Deadline


CIFAR is announcing the launch of a new opportunity to explore key questions of global importance that can best be addressed through interdisciplinary, international teams. We have designed a research workshop program for short-term, time-limited interactions of 10 to 20 people. We invite the global research community to submit proposals for workshops that are centred on complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world. Topics selected for workshops should have the potential to impact multiple sectors of society internationally. Topics that are timely in the context of world events, high-risk or which have strong potential for advancement or refinement through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach are encouraged.

Value and Duration: Up to $50,000. Event must be held within 9 months of acceptance.

Canadian Heritage: Canada 150 Fund

Agency Deadline: No set deadline. At least 30 days prior to desired start of project.


The Department of Canadian Heritage (CH) has recently announced a new funding initiative: the Canada 150 Fund which aims to promote Canadian values, culture and history, generate national pride, and bring citizens together to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. Initiatives may include: documentary films, learning materials and activities, theatrical or musical performances, large-scale artwork projects.

Value and Duration: No set amount. Funding for up to 1 year.

Getty Foundation Grants and Fellowships

Agency Deadline: Various Deadlines


The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, it strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts.

Value and Duration: Unstated.

Association of Commonwealth Universities – Early Career Academic Grants

Deadline: April 2, 2017


To support early career academics from ACU member universities, to attend relevant conferences or academic meetings in another Commonwealth country. Aimed at those who have not previously worked or attended an academic conference outside their home region

Value and Duration: Up to £2,000 for travel taking place between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2017.

Killam Research Fellowships

Deadline: May 15, 2017


The Killam Research Fellowships are awarded annually to well-established researchers, on a competitive basis, in the following fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, studies linking any of these disciplines.

Value and Duration: Release from teaching and administration duties for 2 years, valued at $70,000 per year.

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Deadline: May 23, 2017


The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their research network and develop essential skills to become leaders. Global Scholars are researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world.

Value and Duration: $100,000 for two years.

Events, Conferences, Calls for Papers


 Journal of Arts and Education (Call for Papers)

Journals of Arts and Education, is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes substantive and integrative reviews, as well as summary reports of innovative ongoing research programs. We welcome the submission of articles in the areas of subject in line with Art and Religion, Biblical Studies, Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions, Ethics and Social Theory, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Interreligious Studies, Liturgical Studies, Orthodox Christian Studies, Religion and Psychology, Systematic and Philosophical Theology, Educational Psychology, Educational Administration, Educational Management, Science Education, Social science, History Education, Physical and Health Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Arts Education, Guidance and Counselling Psychology.


JAR: Journal for Artistic Research (Call for Papers)

The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an inter-national, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal for the identification, publication and dissemination of artistic research and its methodologies, from all arts disciplines.


 Performance Studies (Canada) Speakers Series

Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers, “Maddening Research, Cripping Creation”

Thursday March 9, 10-11:30am

Room 209, Accolade East Building, York University

It’s all in my pretty little head. Imaginary. Like an invisible friend. Or intelligence. Or an aneurism. I take my pills, like a good girl. Greyness lifts and numbness sets in. My throat swells. There once was a woman who swallowed a fly. I don’t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she’ll die. What could be more natural than breath: the delimiting marker of life and death? We are moved through inspiration and stilled in expiration. We are taught to breath organically: lungs and diaphragms; projected voice; projected independence. As the breath slows, falters, it leans upon new muscles and bones, machines and bodies, theories and possibilities. Illness. The generativity of shifting needs. An ex-Paralympian-turned-sick filmmaker and a Mad-biped-choreographer entwine in movement and thought. We offer (dis)jointed research-creation musings: weaving theory, spoken word, dance, and film, then pulling at the seams. We explore care-sharing, community-based knowledge generation, c(r)amp aesthetics, maddening research, and crippling creation. As there will be a limited number of spaces, please send an email to Professor Laura Levin at gpdtaps@yorku.ca by Friday March 3 in order to sign up for the workshop. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Performance Studies (Canada) Speakers Series

Lindsay Eales and Danielle Peers, “Moving with Crip and Mad Community”

Thursday March 10, 11:30am-1:30pm

Room 209, Accolade East Building, York University

This workshop will use dance and creative movement to explore the generative possibilities of crip and Mad movements and relationships. We will work together to establish what deep crip consent means when dancing together. We will engage in movement exercises that contrast adaptation of normative dance practices with transformative reimaginings of dance vocabularies. We then focus on generating unique dance vocabularies that emerge from, and honor, the bodies and movements in the room. We will explore the politics and possibilities of enabling, restricting, sharing and resisting movement in relation to others in the group. We will facilitate opportunities to create movement, both alone and together, based on these ideas. Those who wish to share their creations with the group will have the opportunity to do so. We will end by reflecting on how these movement tools might foster forms of crip and mad community. As there will be a limited number of spaces, please send an email to Professor Laura Levin at gpdtaps@yorku.ca by Friday March 3 in order to sign up for the workshop. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century — Call for Papers

March 29-30, 2018

Winterarthur Museum, Garden and Library, Wilmington, Delaware

A combination of technological, cultural, and economic factors during the long nineteenth century made images more readily available in a wider range of media than ever before. These transformations raised new questions about the ownership and use of images. Working in the new field of lithography, artists produced portraits, topographical landscapes, caricatures, everyday scenes, and representations of events done “on the spot,” which publishers distributed quickly and relatively cheaply. Thanks to changes in printing techniques and the commercial strategies of publishers, engraved images became more common in books, magazines, and newspapers. The development of photography led to the production and circulation of images in the form of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, and stereographs. The quest to reproduce photographic images in print inspired numerous photomechanical processes that raised questions about the status of the image and its creator. Meanwhile, increasingly sophisticated printed reproductions of visual works raised new questions about what constituted “authorship” under copyright law; about how to balance the interests of artists, distributors, and collectors; and about how to protect the privacy of individuals whose images were being reproduced and displayed in public. As images and the techniques used to produce them spread across national borders, the question of colonial and international copyright became increasingly important. Please send an abstract (one page) of your proposed contribution and a short CV (two pages) to imagecopy19@gmail.com by February 1, 2017.