We shift research paradigms.
Every researcher who joins a CIFAR program demonstrates excellence, creativity, and openness to learning from different perspectives. Our community of fellows, chairs, scholars, and advisors are at the top of their fields. Many are decorated with national and international awards of excellence, recognized for their contributions to science, art, social science, and the humanities.
20 CIFAR fellows and advisors have earned a Nobel Prize.
From discoveries about the fundamental physics of our cosmos to the underlying rules that govern our economies, the advances made by researchers in our community are recognized at the highest levels.
* Percentage of CIFAR researchers contributing to the top 1% of most-cited papers at the world level from 2016-2020 using SciVal and Scopus. Excludes Solutions Networks because they are not expected to publish traditionally and 5 chairs appointment while the 2021-22 year was already in progress (Glen Berseth, Foutse Khomh, Dhanya Sridhar, Anna Huang, Bang Liu).
CIFAR is a registered charitable organization supported by the governments of Canada, Alberta and Quebec, as well as foundations, individuals, corporations and Canadian and international partner organizations.