Next Generation Initiatives

The future of research

Early-career researchers are drivers of paradigm shifts in research. They have the energy, enthusiasm, and the new and unencumbered ideas that lead to different ways of seeing and thinking about problems.

CIFAR supports early-career researchers to accelerate discovery and cultivate the next generation of research leaders.

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

A career-accelerating opportunity for researchers in the first five years of their first full-time research appointment, to build global networks and expand their research horizons.

Summer/Winter Schools

Intensive learning opportunities for talented graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, with unique access to paradigm-shifting ideas and world-leading researchers.

Training Programs

Additional opportunities for early-career researchers to build skills and interact with CIFAR fellows.