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).

SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants


Submission to ORS: September 1, December 1, March 1, and June 1
Submission to agency: March 15, June 15, September 15, December 15


They provide short-term and timely support for partnered research activities that will inform decision-making at a single partner organization from the public, private or not-for-profit sector. The small-scale, stakeholder-driven partnerships supported through the Partnership Engage Grants are meant to respond to immediate needs and time constraints facing organizations in non-academic sectors. In addressing an organization-specific need, challenge and/or opportunity, these partnerships let non-academic organizations and postsecondary researchers access each other’s unique knowledge, expertise and capabilities on topics of mutual interest.

Value and Duration: $7,000 to $25,000 for 1 year.

Canada–Germany 2+2 R&D Projects in Industry 4.0 T echnology | Call for Proposals



The topic of the call falls under the encompassing umbrella of Advanced Manufacturing–Industry 4.0.  It represents the convergence of enabling technologies such as robotics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, virtual reality, etc.

Submission to of Letter of Intent (LOI) to ORS – Mar 29, 2018
Submission of LOI to NRC-IRAP – April 16, 2018
Submission of Full Application to NSERC to ORS – June 8, 2018
Submission of Full Application to NSERC (by invitation only) – June 22, 2018

Value and Duration: Up to $300K/year; 24 – 36 months

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.

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.

Research Funding Opportunities In Support of York’s Indigenous Framework.

The Vice-President Research and Innovation is pleased to announce the second of two new internal research funding opportunities in support of York’s Indigenous Framework. The Framework calls for York to “FACILITATE RESEARCH THAT IS RELEVANT TO INDIGENOUS LIFE, AND RESPECTS INDIGENOUS APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING.” The new York Indigenous Events Funding provides support for scholarly events or outreach activities that address Indigenous priorities and needs, strengthen York’s Indigenous research culture and build the profile and reputation of sound Indigenous-focused research at York University. The form is available on YU-Link under Selected Funding Opportunities at https://yulink-new.yorku.ca/group/yulink/internal-opportunities/-/asset_publisher/CCdFRml831g4/content/funding-for-indigenous-scholarly-events-and-outreach-activities?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=%2Fgroup%2Fyulink%2Fselected-funding-opportunities. The deadlines are rolling although applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the event


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.