Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 8/30/2023

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

CIFAR invites outstanding early-career researchers from across the natural, biomedical, life and social sciences and the humanities to join  one of our interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most important questions facing science and humanity.

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is designed to accelerate the development of early-career researchers in their pivotal first years as independent principal investigators in an academic or research institution, with responsibilities for research and teaching. CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars are emerging leaders in their field, with a high-impact record of innovative research, who are motivated to advance their influence through interdisciplinary collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned researchers, expand their networks, access mentorship and training in leadership and communication, and gain cross-sector exposure, to position themselves as influential leaders and agents of change in academia and beyond.

Deadline: Oct. 30, 2023

Areas of Interest
Eligibility Requirements

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 position at an institution of higher education or research, with responsibilities that include both conducting an independent research program and supervising/teaching trainees toward the completion of a degree. Scholars' research interests should complement the themes and goals of a recruiting CIFAR research program.

NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply, with the following exception:
If you have a pending first full-time position that meets the full eligibility criteria and starts no later than July 1, 2024, you are eligible to apply. In this case, you must submit a copy of your letter of appointment with your application.

Amount Description

All CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:

• $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support over two years. Possible uses include, but are not limited to: research projects, teaching release, trainee support, conference travel, etc.

• Mentorship from one or more Fellows in  their CIFAR research program. Mentors provide a resource for career-related questions and concerns, and may help open unexpected new doors. CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars are encouraged to connect with Fellows outside  of their own immediate field to help stretch  their scope of vision and perspective.

• Opportunities to apply for time-limited  seed funding to support new interdisciplinary collaborations. CIFAR Catalyst Funds motivate and support the launch of high-risk/high-reward interdisciplinary collaborations with CIFAR Fellows and Advisors and/or other CIFAR  Azrieli Global Scholars in their own or in other CIFAR research programs.