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research leaders of tomorrow

Early-career researchers are essential to groundbreaking research.

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars are outstanding early-career researchers, recognized as rising stars in their field for their potential as future research leaders. Representing a wide range of disciplines and countries, they are selected to participate for two years in one of CIFAR’s research programs and receive $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support.

Adeel Razi

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Monash University
Australia

Adrian Liu

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
McGill University
Canada

Ajith Parameswaran

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
India

Alannah Hallas

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Quantum Materials
University of British Columbia
Canada

Aleeza Gerstein

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
University of Manitoba
Canada

Alexander Kwarteng

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Humans & the Microbiome
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ghana

Alexei Ourjoumtsev

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Quantum Information Science
Collège de France
France

Allyson Mackey

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Child & Brain Development
University of Pennsylvania
United States

Alona Fyshe

Fellow
Canada CIFAR AI Chair
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Learning in Machines & Brains
Pan-Canadian AI Strategy
Amii
University of Alberta
Canada

Ameet Morjaria

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Innovation, Equity, & The Future of Prosperity
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University
United States

Ami Citri

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Child & Brain Development
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Andrew Saxe

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Learning in Machines & Brains
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Baobao Zhang

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Innovation, Equity, & The Future of Prosperity
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Syracuse University
United States

Brad Ramshaw

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Quantum Materials
Cornell University
United States

Brian Dias

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Child & Brain Development
University of Southern California
United States

Carolina Tropini

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Humans & the Microbiome
University of British Columbia
Canada

Christine Muschik

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Quantum Information Science
University of Waterloo
Canada

Corinne Maurice

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Humans & the Microbiome
McGill University
Canada

Craig Chapman

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
University of Alberta
Canada

Daniel Aldana Cohen

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Innovation, Equity, & The Future of Prosperity
University of California Berkeley
United States

Daryl Haggard

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
McGill University
Canada

David Y. Yang

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Innovation, Equity, & The Future of Prosperity
Harvard University
United States

Douglas Fowler

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Genetic Networks
University of Washington
United States

Eduardo A. Undurraga

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Humans & the Microbiome
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Chile

Elizabeth Johnson

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Humans & the Microbiome
Cornell University
United States

Ellora Derenoncourt

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Boundaries Membership & Belonging
University of California Berkeley
United States

Filip Van Opstal

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Gabriela Schlau-Cohen

Associate Program Director
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States

Gerhard Kirchmair

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Quantum Information Science
University of Innsbruck
Austria

Giulio Chiribella

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Quantum Information Science
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Graham Taylor

Canada CIFAR AI Chair
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Learning in Machines & Brains
Pan-Canadian AI Strategy
University of Guelph
Vector Institute
Canada

Hannah Carter

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Genetic Networks
University of California San Diego
United States

Haotian Wang

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Rice University
United States

Hiutung Chu

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Humans & the Microbiome
University of California San Diego
United States

Hyun Youk

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Molecular Architecture of Life
Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

Iair Arcavi

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Tel Aviv University
Israel

Iuliana V. Ene

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
Institut Pasteur
France

Jacqueline Goordial

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
University of Guelph
Canada

Jean-Philippe Julien

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Humans & the Microbiome
Hospital for Sick Children
Canada

Jeffrey J. Warren

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Simon Fraser University
Canada

Jennifer Zenker

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Humans & the Microbiome
Monash University
Australia

Jenny Yang

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
University of California Irvine
United States

Jessica L. Metcalf

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Humans & the Microbiome
Colorado State University
United States

Jihua Hao

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
University of Science and Technology of China
China

Joel Zylberberg

Associate Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Learning in Machines & Brains
York University
Canada

Joshua Shepherd

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Carleton University
University of Barcelona
Canada

Judy Cha

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Quantum Materials
Yale University
United States

Kate A. Ross

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Quantum Materials
Colorado State University
United States

Katherine McAuliffe

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Boston College
United States

Katherine R. Amato

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Humans & the Microbiome
Northwestern University
United States

Khanh Huy Bui

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Molecular Architecture of Life
McGill University
Canada

Kieran O'Donnell

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Child & Brain Development
Yale University
Canada

Kristi Kenyon

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Successful Societies
University of Winnipeg
Canada

Kristin Laurin

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Successful Societies
University of British Columbia
Canada

Kwabena Bediako

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Quantum Materials
University of California Berkeley
United States

Kyunghyun Cho

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Learning in Machines & Brains
New York University
United States

Louis-Patrick Haraoui

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Humans & the Microbiome
Université de Sherbrooke
Canada

Lucina Q. Uddin

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
University of Miami
United States

Luyi Yang

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Quantum Materials
University of Toronto
Canada

Maria R. Drout

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
University of Toronto
Canada

Marzyeh Ghassemi

Canada CIFAR AI Chair
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Learning in Machines & Brains
Pan-Canadian AI Strategy
University of Toronto
Vector Institute
Canada

Megan Peters

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
University of California Irvine
United States

Michael Cohen

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Amherst College
United States

Michael Muthukrishna

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Boundaries Membership & Belonging
London School of Economics and Political Science
STICERD Developmental Economics Group (Affiliate)
United Kingdom

Mikko Taipale

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Molecular Architecture of Life
University of Toronto
Canada

Naama Geva-Zatorsky

Fellow
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Humans & the Microbiome
Technion
Israel

Nadine Provençal

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Child & Brain Development
Simon Fraser University
Canada

Natalie Bau

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Institutions, Organizations & Growth
University of California Los Angeles
Canada

Nathaniel Gabor

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
University of California Riverside
United States

Nir Bar-Gill

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Quantum Information Science
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Israel

Peter McMahon

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Quantum Information Science
Cornell University
United States

Prineha Narang

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Harvard University
United States

Raffaella Margutti

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Northwestern University
United States

Raul Sanchez de la Sierra

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2016-2018

Institutions, Organizations & Growth
University of Chicago
United States

Rebecca Shapiro

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
University of Guelph
Canada

Renée Hložek

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2019-2021

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
University of Toronto
Canada

Sahba Nomvula Besharati

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars 2021-2023

Brain, Mind & Consciousness
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Samuel Urlacher

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2020-2022

Child & Brain Development
Baylor University
United States

Sara Lowes

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2017-2019

Institutions, Organizations & Growth
University of California San Diego
United States

Sarah Burke-Spolaor

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar 2018-2020

Gravity & the Extreme Universe
West Virginia University
United States
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