York announces new initiative to advance global research

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York University has launched the Global Research Excellence Seed Fund (GRE Fund), a new initiative that will strengthen the University’s research partnerships worldwide and enable faculty members to forge deeper global connections across communities, academia and industry.

“Building international, values-driven partnerships underscores York University’s dedication to working together cross-culturally to address critical world issues,” said Rhonda Lenton, president and vice-chancellor of York University. “The GRE Fund is an investment in the transformative work of the York community and will provide mutually beneficial opportunities for our researchers, students and partners to continue to translate research outcomes into social and economic benefits in Canada and beyond.”

The fund is available in two GRE funding streams: Stream A focuses on strategic partnership exploration and development, while Stream B focuses on advancing multilateralism by supporting the University’s knowledge mobilization collaborations with multilateral organizations and platforms.

The funding ranges from $5,000 to $30,000 per recipient for Stream A and $5,000 to $15,000 per recipient for Stream B.

For the inaugural call, York faculty who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for the fund beginning May 2024 through to April 2025. The fund has rolling deadlines to enable faculty to respond to external opportunities.

Establishment of the fund is the latest action to be realized from Engaging the World: York University’s Internationalization and Global Engagement Strategy (GES), 2022-27, which recognized the importance of creating a seed fund to further international research partnerships.

The fund is a joint initiative of the President’s Office, the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, and the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation, co-ordinated by the Global Strategic Initiatives team at York International. The fund was developed in consultation with York Faculties, researchers and international partners.

To learn more about the GRE Fund, eligibility and requirements, click here.