Apply Now | CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Programme for International Researchers (Fully-funded) – 2023/2025

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their research network and develop essential skills to become leaders. Global Scholars are researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world.

Application Deadline: 25th October 2022 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8)

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Canada

About the Award: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a Canadian-based global organization, brings together more than 400 researchers from 16 countries who are pursuing answers to some of the most difficult challenges facing the world. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help early career researchers build networks and essential skills to position them as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.

Fields of Research: The following CIFAR research programs are recruiting early-career research leaders:

Boundaries, Membership & Belonging: Fields including, but not limited to:

  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Ethics
  • Anthropology

Brain, Mind & Consciousness: Fields including, but not limited to:

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Ethics
  • Developmental Psychology

Earth 4D: Subsurface Science & Exploration: Fields including, but not limited to:

  • Geochemistry
  • Earth & Planetary Science

Fungal Kingdom: Threats & Opportunities: Fields including, but not limited to:

  • Microbiology
  • Earth & Planetary Science
  • Molecular Genetics

Humans & the Microbiomes: Fields including, but not limited to:

  • Microbiology
  • Anthropology

Innovation, Equity & the Future of Prosperity: Fields including, but not limited to:

  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Ethics
  • Social Policy 
  • Engineering
  • History

Type: Research, Fellowship


  • Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, but must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within five years of their first full-time academic appointment.
  • Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.
  • Be available to attend a two-day in-person interview* on March 22-24, 2021 in Toronto, Canada. Travel costs will be covered by CIFAR.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Program: Each CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar receives:

  • 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 their skills into action, through participation in two cross-cohort annual meetings.

Duration of Program: 2 years

How to Apply: We 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


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