February 5, 2019 – 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8)
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars participate in a CIFAR research program for two years. Scholars have
an opportunity to interact within a global network of internationally renowned researchers working
on a fundamental research question. By meeting two to three times per year, in cities across Canada
and in other parts of the world, CIFAR’s programs bridge disciplines, develop a common language, and
regularly spark collaboration and inspiration that lead to new research directions and fields of inquiry.
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars from across CIFAR’s research programs meet annually to strengthen
core skills in leadership and communication. Highly interactive and facilitated sessions are designed to
take a scholar’s proven capacity and leadership to new levels.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Azrieli Program in Brain, Mind & Consciousness
- Gravity & the Extreme Universe
- Child & Brain Development
- Genetic Networks
- Bio-inspired Solar Energy
- Humans & Microbiome
- Institutions, Organizations & Growth
- Learning in Machines & Brains
- Molecular Architectureof Life
- Quantum Information Science
- Quantum Materials
- Successful Societies
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ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
The term will begin on July 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2021.
- Hold a PhD (or equivalent).
- Be employed at an institution of higher education or research and be within the first five years of a
full-time academic position, including responsibility for both conducting an independent research
program and supervising/teaching graduate or postdoctoral trainees.
- Typically, applicants will be an Assistant Professor (or the equivalent in other academic systems).
- The applicant’s position must be secure for the duration of the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar active
term (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021).
- The applicant’s start date in this position must be no earlier than May 1, 2014. Note that special
consideration may be given to those who have taken parental leave or those with exceptional
- NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply to this program.
- Engage in research that complements or contributes to the themes and goals of an eligible CIFAR
research program (refer to section E).
- Demonstrate an outstanding level of research achievement and promise of future impact in their
field, as evidenced by quality of publications, awards received, and statements by referees.
- Be interested in engaging across disciplines, as well as sectors beyond academia, to enrich and
extend the impact of their research.
- Be available to attend a two-day in-person interview on June 26-27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. The
interview consists of a series of individual and interactive group activities among invited candidates.
In-person participation is required to ensure a fair and complete evaluation. Note that travel costs
will be covered by CIFAR.
- An applicant must have a valid passport, and if required, be able to obtain travel visas, to attend the
in-person interview meeting, in addition to other CIFAR meetings in Canada and other countries
around the world (2-4 times per year).
- Be fluent in spoken and written English.
- Scholars receive $100,000 CAD in unrestricted research support.
- The funds are administered through the scholar’s home institution and are intended to support his or her capacity to conduct research.
- Possible uses include, but are not limited to: research projects, teaching release, trainee support,conference travel, etc.
- CIFAR separately covers travel costs associated with attendance at meetings.
First Step: Create an account on the institution website.
Second step: You will be asked to provide information below:
a) Summary Section
1) A brief description of your most significant paper or research achievement. (150 words maximum)
2) A summary of how your research complements or contributes to the themes and goals of the CIFAR
research program you would like to join. (150 words maximum)
3) A summary of your most important leadership experience to date. (150 words maximum)
4) A summary of your engagement to date with non-academic communities to extend the impact of
your research. If you have not been active outside of academia, briefly discuss why, and the type of
activities you would like to pursue. (150 words maximum)
b) Detailed Section
1) A detailed discussion of your research background and proposed future directions, how this agenda
would contribute to the themes and goals of the CIFAR research program, and how participating
in the program would advance your research. Propose areas of potential research interaction and
collaboration with fellows in the program. (1000 words maximum)
2) An extended discussion of your desire to make an impact outside of academia. How can you see your
research changing the world, even in a small way? Who needs to be engaged with your research for
that to happen? (1000 words maximum)
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program – Detailed Overview.
3) A short description of your research interests using lay terms for a general audience and public use.
(100 words maximum)
4) An up-to-date short CV (maximum of 5 pages), including publication list, uploaded as a .pdf
document. Files must include the .pdf extension as part of the file name.
1) You must arrange to have two letters of recommendation submitted to your online application prior
to final submission.
2) If you have a pending first full-time position starting no later than July 1, 2019, you must upload a
copy of your appointment letter to your application.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Aya Nasser/ Egypt“
Reviewed by” Nashwa Attallah/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team