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CIFAR is a Canadian-based, global charitable organization that convenes extraordinary minds to address science and humanity’s most important questions.

By supporting long-term interdisciplinary collaboration, CIFAR provides researchers with an unparalleled environment of trust, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our time-tested model inspires new directions of inquiry, accelerates discovery and yields breakthroughs across borders and academic disciplines. Through knowledge mobilization, we are catalysts for change in industry, government and society. CIFAR’s community of fellows includes 19 Nobel laureates and more than 400 researchers from 22 countries. In 2017, the Government of Canada appointed CIFAR to develop and lead the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, the world's first national AI strategy.

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The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

by CIFAR
Jul 13 / 07
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, or CIFAR, supports innovative programs that enable the brightest and most talented minds across Canada to collaborate with each other and with their international peers on questions of global significance.

CIFAR funds 13 interdisciplinary programs that bring together a highly unusual and innovative mix of expertise.