CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program – Expand your network, collaborate across disciplines, and explore cutting-edge ideas with unrestricted research support. Join our community of international researchers addressing the most important questions facing science and humanity.
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program recruits new members annually, for a two-year term.
Applications for the 2022 – 2024 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program are now being accepted until October 27, 2021 (11:59 pm PDT).
CIFAR is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We recognize that bringing together individuals from multiple backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is integral to advancing excellence and increasing the impact of our organization. Ensuring that every person feels valued and welcome is vital to achieving our mission, and embodies our values of diversity, creativity, excellence, risk taking, respect and collaboration.
CIFAR strives to foster the active participation and inclusion of all, including those from underrepresented groups in research, such as but not limited to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of sexual and gender minority groups – across geographic borders, disciplines, and career stage. In the pursuit of excellence, CIFAR embraces diverse ideas and perspectives, and proactively seeks to increase equity, diversity and inclusion within our community.
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.
NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply.
Scholarship Duration and Reward
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 your skills into action.
We invite applications from early-career research leaders who can engage with any of the following CIFAR research programs:
- Bio-inspired Solar Energy
- Child & Brain Development
- Gravity & the Extreme Universe
- Learning in Machines & Brains
- Quantum Information Science
- Quantum Materials
Method of Application
Interested and qualified applicants should use the link below to apply.
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program allows you to take your work to challenging new places.
Time and again, we hear from CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars that the two years in CIFAR programs are exciting, energizing, and transformative.