CIFAR invited researchers from all over the world to tell us how they would tackle an important research question.
We selected the 12 most promising and asked the finalists to create full proposals and to compete to be chosen to form a new CIFAR program.
The final selections will be announced in May. In the meantime, find out more about each of the finalists and the questions they want to answer.
Microbial Metabolites in the Ocean Carbon Cycle
Boundaries, Claims Making, and the Future of Membership
Democratizing Molecular Innovation
Innovation, Prosperity, Opportunity
Earth 4D: Subsurface Science and Exploration
Emergence in Living and Non-Living Systems
Cities and Human Society in the 21st Century
Nature's Fundamental Processes
Light to Life
How Can Society Most Effectively Channel Machine Intelligence?
Find out more about the Global Call for Ideas