2018 Call for Applications for CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program


Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)


Azrieli Global Scholars Program

For More Information

Please visit the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars website


CIFAR invites exceptional early career researchers to join CIFAR’s global network of 370 researchers from 18 countries who together are pursuing answers to some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding, skills training, mentorship, and opportunities to collaborate with outstanding colleagues from diverse disciplines to position scholars as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.


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

Maximum Project Value

$100,000 CDN in unrestricted research support.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Two years

Special Notes

Download a detailed overview of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program here

CIFAR has also posted Frequently Asked Questions.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your full application package and OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca 

External Deadline

The application deadline is February 22, 2018 - 11:59pm Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8), which is equivalent to February 23, 2018 - 2:59am Eastern Standard Time (UTC -5).

How to Apply

All applications are submitted online and must include letters of reference. See detailed overview of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program.

For Questions, please contact


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