CIFAR invites exceptional early career researchers to join CIFAR’s global network of nearly 375 researchers from 18 countries who together are pursuing answers to some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding, skills training, mentorship, and opportunities to collaborate with outstanding colleagues from diverse disciplines to position scholars as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars receive:
- $100,000 CDN in unrestricted research support
A two-year membership to a CIFAR research program, with outstanding research leaders from across disciplines
Specialized leadership and communication skills training
Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of a full-time academic appointment. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.
In 2018, the eligible programs are:
- Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
- Bio-Inspired Solar Energy
- Gravity & the Extreme Universe
- Humans & the Microbiome
- Molecular Architecture of Life
How to apply
All applications are submitted online and must include letters of reference. See detailed overview of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program.
The 2018 Call for Applications will open in December 2017. The deadline for applications is February 22, 2018.
Please contact us with any questions.
() 2017 Global Scholars
Parameswaran Ajith, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Khanh Huy Bui, McGill University, Molecular Architecture of Life
Hannah Carter, University of California, San Diego, Genetic Networks
Judy Cha, Yale University, Quantum Materials
Kyunghyun Cho, New York University, Learning in Machines & Brains
Brian Dias, Emory University, Child & Brain Development
Douglas Fowler, University of Washington, Genetic Networks
Nathaniel Gabor, University of California, Riverside, Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Daryl Haggard, McGill University, Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Kristi Kenyon, University of Winnipeg, Successful Societies
Alexander Kwarteng, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Humans & the Microbiome
Kristin Laurin, University of British Columbia, Successful Societies
Sara Lowes, Bocconi University, Institutions, Organizations & Growth
Katherine McAuliffe, Boston College, Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Thomas Vidick, California Institute of Technology, Quantum Information Science
() 2016 Global Scholars
Katherine Amato, Northwestern University, Humans & the Microbiome
Nir Bar-Gill, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Quantum Information Science
Natalie Bau, University of Toronto, Institutions, Organizations & Growth
Craig Chapman, University of Alberta, Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Giulio Chiribella, University of Hong Kong, Quantum Information Science
Ami Citri, The Hebrew University, Child & Brain Development
Alona Fyshe, University of Victoria, Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
Gerhard Kirchmair, University of Innsbruck, Quantum Information Science
Corinne Maurice, McGill University, Humans & the Microbiome
Kieran O’Donnell, McGill University, Child & Brain Development
Kate Ross, Colorado State University, Quantum Materials
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, University of California at Berkeley, Institutions, Organizations & Growth
Gabriela Schlau-Cohen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Mikko Taipale, University of Toronto, Molecular Architecture of Life
Graham Taylor, University of Guelph, The Vector Institute, Learning in Machines & Brains
Jeffrey Warren, Simon Fraser University, Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Luyi Yang, University of Toronto, Quantum Materials
Joel Zylberberg, University of Colorado Denver, Learning in Machines & Brains
This program is generously supported by the Azrieli Foundation and the Love Family Leadership Development Fund.
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