CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Programme 2024/2026 for International Researchers (Fully-funded)

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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.

Application Deadline: 30th October 2023 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8)

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Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): Canada

About the Award: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), a Canadian-based global organization, brings together more than 400 researchers from 16 countries who are pursuing answers to some of the most difficult challenges facing the world. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help early career researchers build networks and essential skills to position them as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.

Type: Research, Fellowship


  • Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, but must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within five years of their first full-time academic appointment.
  • Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Value of Program: Each CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar receives:

  • A two-year term in a CIFAR research program, a global, interdisciplinary network of top-tier research leaders.
  • $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support
  • Mentorship from a senior researcher within a CIFAR research program
  • Opportunities to network, collaborate and form a community with peers from diverse disciplines across CIFAR’s research programs
  • Specialized leadership and communication skills training, and support to put their skills into action, through participation in two cross-cohort annual meetings.

Duration of Program: 2 years


August 30, 2023

Call for applications opens.

October 30, 2023

Application deadline
11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time (UTC -7)

By January 31, 2024

Shortlisted finalists are notified and invited to attend a virtual interview. All other applicants will be notified after the finalists have confirmed their attendance.

March 20-21, 2024

The Selection Committee interviews the shortlisted finalists via Zoom. Interviews are generally scheduled between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

By March 29, 2024

Finalists are notified of the competition results.

May 2024

CIFAR publicly announces the 2024 CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars.

June 12-14, 2024 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars annual meetin

How to Apply: We invite applications from early-career research leaders who can engage with any of the following CIFAR research programs:

Future Flourishing
Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Humanity’s Urban Future
The Multiscale Human


Register here to attend a Virtual Open House on September 6, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time to hear more about this program and how to apply. CIFAR Staff and program alumni will be on hand to answer your questions and provide program highlights.


Visit Fellowship Webpage for details


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