The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is a two-year appointment designed to support young investigators at a pivotal time in their careers. Each scholar will become part of a global network of leading researchers pursuing answers to some of the most difficult challenges facing the world today. They will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior researcher, to network within a community of top-tier research leaders, and to form new collaborations with colleagues from diverse disciplines. Training in leadership and communication will position scholars as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.


Applicants can be from anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first 5 years of a full-time academic appointment, and must demonstrate an outstanding level of research achievement and promise of future impact as well as be interested in engaging across disciplines as well as sectors beyond academia. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.

In 2018, the eligible programs are:

Funding Available

The award offers $100,000 CDN in unrestricted research support with a maximum duration of 2 years.

Useful Links


 CORIS Internal Review Please contact your Research Facilitator 
 cuResearch Checklist February 15, 2018
February 22, 2018

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which the Departmental Chair and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.