Apply: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar (A new opportunity for early career researchers)

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar-2017

Apply: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar (A new opportunity for early career researchers)

Deadline: May 23, 2017


As a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, you will receive:

  • $100,000 CDN in undesignated research support
    • A two-year appointment to a CIFAR research program
    • Specialized leadership and communication skills training



The CIFAR (Canadian Institute for Advanced Research) 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.


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The 2017 Call for CIFAR Applications is now open.  The submission deadline is May 23, 2017.

Please download the full program description for all eligibility and application requirements.





Summary of Key Dates:


March 1, 2017

Competition opens


May 23, 2017 (11:59 PM Eastern Time)

Application & reference letter deadline:


By July 10, 2017

CIFAR issues invitations to programs’ top candidates to attend interviews

*Candidates in countries requiring visas to enter Canada are encouraged to research and assemble required visa application documents before receiving an interview invitation to facilitate timely visa processing, should one become needed. If selected for the interview, CIFAR will provide a letter of invitation to the candidate, in support of the visa application.


September 16-17, 2017

Global Scholar candidate interviews in Toronto, Canada.

Candidates must be available to attend the interview in-person.


Week of September 18, 2017

CIFAR makes offers to selected candidates


By October 6, 2017

All applicants are notified of the competition results

Please contact us with any questions.




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