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CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

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Research leaders of tomorrow

Accelerate your career.

Expand your network, collaborate across disciplines, and explore cutting-edge ideas with unrestricted research funding. Join our community of top researchers addressing the most important questions facing science and humanity. 

Applications for the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program are accepted once annually. Applications are now closed for the 2021-2023 cohort.

The 2022-2024 cohort will begin accepting applications in September 2021.

Contact us for more information.

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides:

Interdisciplinary interactions

Pursuing the most exciting and important research questions requires scholars who can move beyond their own research areas to take a fresh look at a problem.

CIFAR helps early-career researchers think and work outside their silos by facilitating dialogue between diverse disciplines and immersing them in our research programs for a truly enriching experience.

Leadership development

Excellent management and communication skills will be key to success in the demanding and competitive world of research.

Through annual meetings of CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars from across CIFAR’s research programs, and additional learning experiences supported by the Love Family Leadership Development Fund, CIFAR creates a variety of training opportunities on themes related to leadership development.

Engagement in global communities

Tomorrow’s research leaders must effectively engage key stakeholders in their communities, in government, industry, or the general public to both inform and disseminate their work.

We provide early-career researchers opportunities to increase the impact of their research by interacting with leaders both within and outside of academia.

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Program Details

Here is what you need to know to apply.

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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.



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This program is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation and the Love Family Leadership Development Fund.

Support Us

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.

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