CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 2024/2026

Deadline: 30th of October, 2023

Expand your network, collaborate across disciplines, and explore cutting-edge ideas with unrestricted research support. Join the community of international researchers addressing the most important questions facing science and humanity.

CIFAR is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. They recognize that bringing together individuals from multiple backgrounds, perspectives and experiences is integral to advancing excellence and increasing the impact of their organization. Ensuring that every person feels valued and welcome is vital to achieving their mission, and embodies their values of diversity, creativity, excellence, risk taking, respect and collaboration. CIFAR strives to foster the active participation and inclusion of all, including those from underrepresented groups in research, such as but not limited to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of sexual and gender minority groups – across geographic borders, disciplines, and career stage. In the pursuit of excellence, CIFAR embraces diverse ideas and perspectives, and proactively seeks to increase equity, diversity and inclusion within the community. CIFAR aims to create a culture that embodies these principles of equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of their work.


  • A two-year term of collaboration and mentorship in an interdisciplinary CIFAR research program, a global network of leading researchers
  • $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support
  • Membership in a community of outstanding peers from diverse disciplines
  • Training in leadership and communication skills, and support to build influence and make an impact


  • Applicants may be based anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of starting a full-time position at an institution of higher education or research, with responsibilities that include both conducting an independent research program and supervising/teaching trainees toward the completion of a degree. Scholars’ research interests should complement the themes and goals of a recruiting CIFAR research program.

NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply, with the following exception:
If you have a pending first full-time position that meets the full eligibility criteria and starts no later than July 1, 2024, you are eligible to apply. In this case, you must submit a copy of your letter of appointment with your application.


CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars join a CIFAR research program and participate in leadership development
opportunities for a term of two years. The term will begin on April 1, 2024 and end on March 31, 2026.
At the end of the term, Scholars retain the title ‘CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar’ and are encouraged
to remain connected to CIFAR through CIFAR’s Next Generation Initiatives and research programs.

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