Outgoing Visitors to Partner Institutions

Outgoing Visitors to Partner Institutions


  • Host/partner institute and lab are expected to have a record of outstanding scholarship in vision science.
  • Scholars and Trainees are connected to OR are a VISTA Core/associate Member.
  • Applications will be approved based on:
    • Fit of the proposed research with the VISTA mandate.
    • Sponsorship by a VISTA partner.
    • Duration of visit.
    • Availability of VISTA funds.
    • Availability of funding to cover additional costs of the visit.
    • Availability of office space and appropriate research infrastructure.
    • Valid passport and ability to travel to proposed destination.


  • Visiting Research Scholars/Trainees will undertake outstanding and innovative research in vision science at the intersection of biological and computational vision in collaboration with Canadian and International VISTA academic partners;
  • The Scholar/Trainee will give a public talk during the CVR seminar series, suitable to an interdisciplinary audience, on the work conducted during the visit; the event is to be organized by the VISTA Partnership Committee;
  • 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 VISTA academic partner or potential partner must be designated as primary host for the Scholar/Trainee.


Submit the following application components to applyvista@yorku.ca:

  • Visiting Scholar/Trainee CV
  • Letter of support from host with a summary of institutional and lab activities related to vision research
  • For trainees, a letter of support from the supervisor
  • One page project proposal
  • Completed application form
  • Budget spreadsheet
  • Voluntary self-identification survey