VISTA Research Grants

Research Objectives

The mandate of VISTA is to advance visual science through research that spans computational and biological perspectives and results in real-world applications. To this end, the VISTA research grant program focuses on funding that promotes interdisciplinarity (i.e. a biological and computational focus) and an engagement with VISTA partners, both established and new.

Funding Available and Conditions of Funding

  • Only VISTA core members may be Principal Investigators;
  • The duration of each grant is a maximum of 2 years. Investigators may also apply for one year of funding with the potential to reapply for a second year;
  • The funds are meant to enable faculty members to initiate research or creative projects that build on current research programs or that are innovative in their approach. They should enhance faculty members' ability to apply for funds from external sources for larger-scale initiatives;
  • The program is not intended to provide continuing support for ongoing research/creative projects or to serve as a substitute for external funding. The intent of CFREF is not to replicate existing funding, but to provide an opportunity to secure new and/or greater sources of funding, or perhaps move in a different direction;
  • The project must be in collaboration with an external partner (academic, public or private sector) and another VISTA Core/Associate member;
  • All manuscripts arising from the projects must be submitted to Innovation York at innovationyork@yorku.ca for Intellectual Property (IP) review prior to final publication;
  • Investigators are encouraged to agree on intellectual property ownership with collaborators and partners at the beginning of the project. Innovation York can work with investigators to develop a collaboration agreement for this purpose.
  • CFREF funding must be acknowledged in professional communications, publications, presentations and conference materials as follows: "This research was undertaken thanks in part to funding from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund."

Deadlines
A Notice of Intent must be submitted by December 15, 2017.

The deadline for the submission of full proposals is 5 pm (EST), February 1, 2018.

Please refer to the proposal guidelines for further details on submission requirements.

Please submit NOIs and proposals to applyvista@yorku.ca