CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program supports exceptional early-career researchers with funding, mentorship, a global network, and professional skills development.

Applicants may be based anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of starting a full-time research position at an institution of higher education or research. Scholars’ research interests must complement or contribute to the themes and goals of an eligible CIFAR research program. In 2020, the CIFAR research programs eligible to accept applications are:

  • Boundaries, Membership & Belonging
  • Brain, Mind, and Consciousness
  • Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
  • Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
  • Humans & the Microbiomes
  • Innovation, Equity & the Future of Prosperity

Note: Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply

For more information and application process, please vist the CIFAR website.

Contact Name: 
Stacey Leavitt
Grant Amount: 
Each CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar receives: A two-year term in a CIFAR research program, a global, interdisciplinary network of top-tier research leaders. $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program Opportunities to network, collaborate and form a community with peers from diverse disciplines across CIFAR’s research programs Specialized leadership and communication skills training, and support to put their skills into action, through participation in two cross-cohort annual meetings.
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, October 30, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, October 16, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Natural Science
Social Science
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: