CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Program

Important Dates

February 5, 2020: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar Program application deadline

Please contact RSO for internal UofA deadline

Support for Applicants:

NSE GAP Resources Deadlines Notes
Register your interest (ROI) to access resources January 6, 2020 Email NSE GAP
Request a sample of a successful application Anytime Request sample from Grant Library
Roundtable discussion with CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar (Video) Anytime Request access LINK
Mentorship Anytime Offered to applicants who submitted ROI
Peer Review January 21 Offered to applicant who submitted ROI
Editorial Review of application February 1 Offered to applicants who participated in Peer Review

ABOUT the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar competition

Join CIFAR's global network of nearly 400 fellows, scholars, chairs and advisors from over 22 countries, who are pursuing answers to some of the most important questions facing science and humanity.

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides unrestricted research support of $100,000 CAD, leadership training, and mentorship. It's an opportunity for promising early-career researchers in the first five years of a full-time research position to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines.


Applicants may be based anywhere in the world, must hold a PhD (or equivalent) and be within the first five years of starting a full-time research position at an institution of higher education or research. Scholars' research interests must complement or contribute to the themes and goals of an eligible CIFAR research program. In 2020, the CIFAR research programs eligible to accept applications are:

For more information:

If you are interested in applying to this competition, please contact GAP NSE (Dr. Iwona Pawlina)