The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites the global research community to submit proposals for new programs that address complex, fundamental questions of importance to the world. Ideas must be novel, bold, and potentially transformative to warrant the creation of a sustained, interdisciplinary, and collaborative research program.
Submissions must address global, complex questions and identify an interdisciplinary research approach. Proposals will be accepted from all areas of research.
Letter of Intent January 21, 2018
What kind of research support do CIFAR researchers receive?
CIFAR supports research in two ways: (1) Two to three times per year, CIFAR brings researchers from across the world together for face-to-face interactions and to maintain active collaboration. (2) CIFAR Fellows receive support on an individual basis, which is intended to enable researchers to have more time and space to work on the goals of the research program. This can be used quite flexibly – for teaching load adjustments, student stipends and postdoctoral fellow support, amongst other uses – consistent with the requirements of the researcher’s department and/or university.