CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help Scholars build their network and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders. Researchers within the first five years of a full-time academic position from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply. Why apply to be a CIFAR Global Scholar? Watch our video

CIFAR invites exceptional early career researchers to participate in CIFAR's network of nearly 400 researchers from over 16 countries, who together are pursuing answers to some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding, skills training, mentorship, and opportunities to collaborate with outstanding colleagues from diverse disciplines, positioning scholars as research leaders and agents of change..

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:

  •   $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support
  •   A two-year term in a CIFAR research program, a global network of top-tier research leaders. Learn what it's like to be a CIFAR Fellow
  •   Opportunities to network, collaborate and form a community with colleagues from diverse disciplines
  •   Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program
  •   Specialized leadership and communication skills training, and support to put their skills into action

Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic position. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program. See the detailed program overview for full eligibility requirements. 

NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply.

In 2019, the CIFAR research programs accepting applications are:

  • Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
  • Bio-inspired Solar Energy
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe
  • Humans & the Microbiome
  • Molecular Architecture of Life

How to apply

All applications are submitted through an online application portal and must include two letters of reference.  See detailed overview of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program for more information. 


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Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
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Natural Science
Social Science
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