Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program 2023-2025

Applications for the 2023-2025 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program are now open.

CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity.

Pursuing the most exciting and important research questions requires scholars who can move beyond their own research areas to take a fresh look at a problem.

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program helps early-career researchers think and work outside their silos by facilitating dialogue between diverse disciplines and immersing them in our research programs for a truly enriching experience.

Tomorrow’s research leaders must effectively engage key stakeholders in their communities, government, industry, or the general public to both inform and disseminate their work.

CIFAR provide early-career researchers opportunities to increase the impact of their research by interacting with leaders both within and outside of academia.

They invite applications from early-career research leaders who can engage with any of the following CIFAR research programs:

  • Boundaries, Membership & Belonging
  • Brain, Mind & Consciousness
  • Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration
  • Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities
  • Innovation, Equity & the Future of Prosperity

Duration: 2 years


  • A two-year term in a CIFAR research program, a global, interdisciplinary network of leading researchers
  • $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support
  • Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program
  • Opportunities to network, collaborate, and form a community with peers from diverse disciplines
  • Specialized leadership and communication skills training, and support to put your skills into action


To be eligible for CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program

  • Applicants may be based anywhere in the world,
  • They must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and
  • Must be within the first five years of starting a full-time research position at an institution of higher education or research.
  • Scholars’ research interests should complement the themes and goals of a recruiting CIFAR research program.
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Application Process

Interested applicants are to click the link below for detailed information on how to apply for the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program.

To apply, click here.

Deadline: October 25, 2022.

For more information CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program, visit the official site.

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