CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program for Early Career Researchers

Sponsor

Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

Program

Global Scholars Program

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Global Scholars Program Description

Description

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is a two-year appointment designed to support young investigators at a pivotal time in their careers. Each scholar will become part of a global network of leading researchers pursuing answers to some of the most difficult challenges facing the world today. They 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. Training in leadership and communication will position scholars as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.

Eligibility

Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, but applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and be within your first five years of a full-time academic appointment. Please note that postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply to the program. 

Applicants’ research must align 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
  • A two-year membership to a CIFAR research program, with outstanding research leaders from across disciplines 
  • Specialized leadership and communication skills training

Project Duration

Two years

Deadlines

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

TypeDateNotes
Internal Deadline

Please submit a full application package and a signed OR-5 form to resserv@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Please submit the complete application through the CIFAR Portal.

How to Apply

Applications are submitted online through CIFAR’s application system. They must include three letters of recommendation from at least one faculty member or equivalent and preferably one non-academic leader.

The application will require you to answer questions about:

  • Your research and how it complements the CIFAR program you would like to join
  • Ideas for collaboration with fellows in the program
  • Your leadership experience to date
  • Your engagement with non-academic communities or interest in such engagement
For Questions, please contact

global.scholars@cifar.ca

Office of Research

Carolyn Dowling-Osborn, Senior Manager, Grants & Contracts
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52935
cosborn@uoguelph.ca

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