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A New Opportunity for Early Career Investigators

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.

Calls for applicants will be made on an annual basis. The deadline for 2017 applications is May 23. Click below to learn more about the program.



Global Women in Science Leadership Workshop

An intensive workshop bringing exceptional women leaders together with early-career academics from across the globe to develop the next generation of thought leaders.



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Interdisciplinary Interactions

Tomorrow’s research leaders will play an important role in addressing the complex challenges facing humanity by transcending disciplinary boundaries. The most exciting research questions will require scholars who can move beyond their own research areas and take a fresh look at a problem. CIFAR is helping our early career researchers think and work outside their silos.

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Leadership Skills Development

Tomorrow’s research leaders will face all the demands and competitive realities that their academic careers encompass by developing key management and communication skills. These early years provide a unique opportunity to form the foundation of their leadership approach in years to come. CIFAR is helping this promising group of young researchers develop the tool set they will need to succeed.

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Engagement in Global Communities

Tomorrow’s research leaders will be innovative thought leaders outside academia by engaging with key constituents in their communities around the world. To do this, young researchers need opportunities to interact with key thought leaders outside of their traditional milieus. CIFAR is positioning our early career researchers as leaders within their own, and global, communities.

Stories from Global Academy

Following her gut instinct

How CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Corinne Maurice found her way into a new field Corinne Maurice had just earned a…

The surprising benefits of bride price for women

The custom of bride price – a payment from the groom to the parents of the bride – is a…

Inaugural CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars appointed

18 early-career researchers receive prestigious two-year appointment including $100,000 each in research support CIFAR is pleased to welcome the inaugural…

Fast radio burst hints at its source

Scientists have detected a burst of radio waves from six billion light years away, one of a handful they’ve discovered…

Mapping the Universe With Telescopes

Where does the universe come from? That’s what theoretical astrophysicist Kiyoshi Masui is trying to figure out. Using telescopes to…