Incoming Visitors to York University

Incoming Visitors to York University


Visiting Scholars and Trainees are expected to have a record of outstanding scholarship in vision science. Applications will be approved based on:

  • Caliber of the proposed scholar/trainee.
  • Fit of the proposed research with the VISTA mandate.
  • Sponsorship by a Core/associate VISTA member.
  • Duration of visit.
  • Availability of VISTA funds.
  • Funding availability for costs outside of the VISTA award.
  • Availability of office space and appropriate research infrastructure.


  • Visiting Research Scholars/Trainees will undertake outstanding and innovative research in vision science at the intersection of biological and computational vision in collaboration with York VISTA Core/associate researchers.
  • The VISTA Visiting Scholar/Trainee will give a public talk at York University, suitable to an interdisciplinary audience, on some aspect of her or his current vision research; the event is to be organized by the VISTA Partnership Committee.
  • The Scholar/Trainee will regularly attend CVR seminars and scientific meetings that occur during their visit.
  • CFREF and York University support will be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the research, and a copy of the publication provided to VISTA.
  • Scholars/Trainees will submit a final report and submit to the Program Director within 3 months following the visit.


  • Completion of the application form, budget spreadsheet and other application components.
  • A York Core/associate VISTA member must be designated as primary host for the Scholar/Trainee.


Submit the following application components to

  • Visiting Scholar/Trainee CV
  • Letter of support from Core/associate host VISTA member
  • For trainees, a letter of support from the supervisor
  • One page project proposal
  • Completed application form
  • Completed budget spreadsheet
  • Voluntary self-identification survey