CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites applications for CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program 2020 from researchers having a PhD or equivalent degree. The program supports exceptional early-career researchers with funding, mentorship, a global network, and professional skills development. The selected scholars will receive CAD 100,000 and other benefits.


The scholars will receive: 

  • An amount of CAD 100,000 in unrestricted research support 
  • An opportunity to be a fellow at CIFAR research program for a term of 2 years 
  • A chance to network and collaborate with a gamut of people constituting diverse disciplines 
  • Mentorship from a senior researcher at CIFAR research program
  • Special training to develop leadership and communication skills along with how to put the concerned skills into action


The documents required are:

  • A summary section 
  • A detailed section
  • Two Letters of Recommendation directly submitted by the referees


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by September2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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The following are the eligibility requirements of the program: 

  • The candidate should hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) 
  • The candidate should be employed at an institution of higher education or research 
  • The candidate should be within the first five years of a full-time academic position 
  • The candidate should be available to attend a two-day in-person interview on June 18-19, 2020 in Toronto, Canada
  • The applicant must have a valid passport 
  • The applicant should be fluent in written and spoken English

Note- Postdoctoral students are not eligible for the program. Contact for any queries on eligibility.

How To Apply

The applicant needs to follow the steps to apply: 

Step 1- Register by clicking on apply now..
Step 2-  Activate the account through the registered email.
Step 3- Apply for the scholarship.
Step 4- Attach the necessary documents.
Step 5-  Submit the application.