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Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 2018

Dec 12, 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2018 Call for Applications to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program: a new opportunity for early career researchers. We invite you to share this opportunity with exceptional early career researchers in your network.

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a Canadian-based global organization, brings together 370 researchers from 18 countries to work in collaborative research programs that address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:


  • $100,000 CDN in unrestricted research support
  • A two-year membership in a CIFAR research program, a global network of top-tier research leaders
  • Opportunities to network, collaborate and form a community with colleagues from a range of disciplines
  • Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program • Specialized leadership and communications skills training, and support to put skills into action


Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic appointment. Scholars' research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program. In 2018, the eligible programs are:


  • Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
  • Bio-inspired Solar Energy
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe • Humans & the Microbiome
  • Molecular Architecture of Life


We invite you to share this opportunity with exceptional early career researchers in your network.

Applications must be submitted before February 22, 2018.

All applications are submitted online and must include letters of reference. A detailed overview of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program, along with eligibility requirements and how to apply, are available on our website.

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


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