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CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Research Admin Offices:

  • HRS

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


Scholars receive $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support, membership in an interdisciplinary CIFAR research program for two years, and training in leadership and communication. Applications are accepted from around the world. Please see our detailed program overview for more information, including full eligibility criteria. A short promotional video is shared below.


  • Faculty of Social Sciences



Internal Deadline:

October 16, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

October 30, 2023

Additional Dates:

  • NOI - ROADS - September 29, 2023
  • Draft Applications - ROADS - October 20, 2023
  • HRS Due Date - October 16, 2023
  • Final Applications - Sponsor Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7) - October 30, 2023


The call for applications to the 2024 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program is now open. CIFAR invites outstanding early career researchers from across the natural, biomedical, life and social sciences and the humanities to join one of four interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most important questions facing science and humanity.

Research programs accepting applications this year are:

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is designed to accelerate the development of early career researchers in their pivotal first years as independent principal investigators in an academic or research institution, with responsibilities for research and teaching. CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars are emerging leaders in their field, with a high-impact record of innovative research, who are motivated to advance their influence through interdisciplinary collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned researchers, expand their networks, receive mentorship and training in leadership and communication, and gain cross-sector exposure, to position themselves as influential leaders and agents of change in academia and beyond.


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. For more information, please see the Detailed Program Overview.


Additional Details.


For information on how to apply, contact Beatrice Fletcher, Senior Advisor, ROADS.

If applying from the Faculty of Health Sciences, unless otherwise indicated, you no longer need to send documents to HRS Intake. Your first point of contact is your assigned Senior Grants Advisor.