Research Western

CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is a two-year appointment designed to support young investigators. Each scholar 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. 

A CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar will receive:

•  $100,000 CDN in undesignated research support
•  A two-year appointment to a CIFAR research program
•  Specialized leadership and communication skills training


Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree and be within five years of their first full-time academic appointment. Scholars’ research must align with the themes of an eligible CIFAR research program.  In the 2018 competition, the eligible programs are:

• Bio-inspired Solar Energy
Gravity & the Extreme Universe
Humans & the Microbiome
Molecular Architecture of Life
Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness


All applications must be submitted online through the Global Scholars application website by February 22, 2018, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8)

A full application will include:

1. Summary Section (150 words each):

2. Detailed Section:

3. A current CV as one .pdf document

4. You must arrange to have two letters of recommendation submitted to your online application:


The application submission deadline is February 22, 2018, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8).  The letters of recommendation must also be submitted by this date and time.


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.


Full program description: