CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program


Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

For More Information

For more information, please go to the CIFAR website.


Scholars are appointed to a two-year research program, becoming part of a global network of leading researchers pursuing answers to some of the most difficult challenges facing the world today. You’ll forge new collaborations with mentors and colleagues from diverse disciplines. Experts will help you hone your leadership and communication skills to prepare you to be an influential leader within academia and beyond.


Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, but you must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and be within your first five years of a full-time academic appointment. Your research must align with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program (see guidelines for the 2016 themes).

Funding Availability

$100,000 CDN

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Two-year appointments beginning September 1 each year.

Special Notes

Read the ‘Full Program Description’ available on the sponsor website.


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal along with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Application must be submitted online by the PI through CIFAR’s application system.

For Questions, please contact

CIFAR Azrieli Foundation?

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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