CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Key Aspects

Intended Recipients

Early career researchers within the first five years of a full-time research position




2 years

Who Can Help Me?

Research Awards Partner.


  • 2024 Competition Opens
    • August 2023
  • Office of the VPRI Internal Review Deadline
    • October 23, 2023. Please contact the Research Awards Partner for more information on U of A internal deadlines.
  • CIFAR Final Application Deadline
    • October 30, 2023


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. The programs accepting applications are: 

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

NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply with the following exception: If you have a pending first full-time position that meets the full eligibility criteria and starts no later than July 1, 2024, you are eligible to apply. In this case, you must submit a copy of your letter of appointment with your application.

Research Supports Available for this Competition

Other Resources and Supports

The Office of the Vice-President (Research and Innovation) offers review and editorial services to U of A Azrieli Global Scholars applicants. Please, contact the Research Awards Officer, Priscila Magaldi Netto (, for more information.