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CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Opportunity NameAzrieli Global Scholars Program
AgencyCanadian Institute for Advanced Research
Indirect CostsIneligible
Duration2 years (April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2026)
Application due to FSc RO at for full review10-16-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review10-23-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review10-26-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 10-30-2023, by 11:59PM PDT
  • To provide funding and support to help early career researchers build networks and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders 
  • To accelerate the development of early career researchers in their pivotal first years as independent principal investigators in an academic or research institution, with responsibilities for research and teaching 

Research interests are expected to complement the themes and goals of a CIFAR research program. The programs accepting applications are: 


To be eligible for this program, you must:  

  • Hold a PhD (or equivalent) 
  • Be employed at an institution of higher education or research and be within the first five years of starting a full-time research position that includes responsibility for both conducting an independent research program and supervising/teaching trainees toward their completion of a degree. Scholars’ research interests should complement the themes and goals of a recruiting CIFAR research program. 

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at