CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 2024

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program Invite applications from early-career research leaders who can engage with any of the following CIFAR research programs:

  • Future Flourishing
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe
  • Humanity’s Urban Future
  • The Multiscale Human

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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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