NOW OPEN: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 2022/2024 for Early Career Researchers (CDN $100,000 in Funding)

Application Deadline: October 27, 2021 (11:59 pm PDT).

Expand your network, collaborate across disciplines, and explore cutting-edge ideas with unrestricted research support. Join our community of international researchers addressing the most important questions facing science and humanity. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program recruits new members annually, for a two-year term.


  • 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 research position at an institution of higher education or research.
  • Scholars’ research interests must complement or contribute to the themes and goals of an eligible CIFAR research program.


A two-year term in a CIFAR research program, a global, interdisciplinary network of top-tier research leaders.

$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 across CIFAR’s research programs

Specialized leadership and communication skills training, and support to put your skills into action.

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

Bio-inspired Solar Energy

Child & Brain Development

Gravity & the Extreme Universe

Learning in Machines & Brains

Quantum Information Science

Quantum Materials

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars are provided research funding and participate in a CIFAR research program over a two-year term. The term will begin on April 1, 2022 and end on March 31, 2024. 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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The time span from application deadline to final selection is about five months.

Successful candidates will become CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars for a two-year term, beginning on April 1, 2022.

September 1, 2021

Call for applications opens.

October 27, 2021

Application deadline 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)

By January 25, 2022

Shortlisted finalists are notified and invited to attend a virtual interview. All other applicants will be notified after the finalists have confirmed their attendance.

March 21-23, 2022

The Selection Committee interviews the shortlisted finalists via Zoom.

By March 31, 2022

Finalists are notified of the competition results.

April 2022

Virtual orientation meeting for the new cohort.

May 2022

CIFAR publicly announces the 2022 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars.

Fall 2022

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars annual meeting with special all-cohort assembly.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 2022/2024

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