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 Partner TBA


2024 Competition Opens

September 2023

RAS Internal Review Deadline

TBA. Please contact the affiliated Research Partner for more information on U of A internal deadlines.

Final Version Submission Deadline


CIFAR Final Application Deadline



The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides unrestricted research support, leadership training, and mentorship to promising early-career researchers in the first five years of a full-time research position.

Prospective applicants 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. Applicants' research interests must also complement or contribute to the themes and goals of an eligible CIFAR research program

For more information, please consult the Azrieli Global Scholars program home page or contact the affiliated Research Partner.

Research Supports Available for this Competition

Samples of Successful Applications

Samples of successful applications from previous Azrieli Global Scholars competitions are available through the GRANT library for reference. To receive access to these samples, please fill out the request form.

It is important to note that the sample grants in our library reflect applications submitted to competitions over the past few years. As the requirements and formats for applications are continuously evolving, please check the most up to date information posted by CIFAR to ensure your Azrieli Global Scholars application meets the current competition guidelines.

We also request that you refrain from duplicating or distributing any sample applications you may use to guide your own grant development.

Roundtable Discussions

Video recordings of roundtable discussions with previous Azrieli Global Scholars recipients are available through RAS. To access these recordings, please fill out the request form here.

Other Resources and Supports

RAS offers various other resources and support to U of A Azrieli Global Scholars applicants, including mentorship, peer review, and editorial review services. In order to access these supports, you must first complete and submit a Registration of Interest (ROI). For more information on available supports and the ROI completion and submission process, including applicable internal deadlines, please contact the affiliated Research Partner.