CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Canadian Institute For Advanced Research (CIFAR)‘s new program is a two-year appointment designed to support young investigators. Each scholar will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior researcher, to network within a community of top-tier research leaders, and to form new collaborations with colleagues from diverse disciplines. They will receive:

  •  $100,000 CDN in undesignated research support
  • A two-year appointment to a CIFAR research program
  • Specialized leadership and communication skills training

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and be within five years of their first full-time academic appointment. Scholars’ research must align with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.  In 2017, the eligible programs are:

Applications: All applications must be submitted online through the Global Scholars application website and will include:

  1. Summary Section describing: the most significant research achievement, how the research complements the CIFAR program chosen, most important leadership experience and any engagement or outreach with non-academic communities
  2. Detailed Section discussing research background and proposed future directions, the desire to make an impact outside of academia,
  3. Citation of research interests
  4. A current CV as one .pdf document
  5. Three letters of recommendation

Key Dates:
May 23, 2017            
The online application and letters of recommendation must be submitted
September, 2017        Candidate interviews in Toronto
October, 2017            Competition results

Contact: Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.

More details:

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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