Cifar Azrieli Global Scholars Research Program

Cifar Azrieli Global Scholars Research Program

Scholarship Description: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) is an institute of advanced study that creates and maintains global research networks working on complex areas of inquiry.CIFAR staff supports the research of nearly 350 researchers, of which about half are located in Canada while the rest are located abroad.

The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program is a two-year appointment designed to support young investigators at a pivotal time in their careers. Each scholar will become part of a global network of leading researchers pursuing answers to some of the most difficult challenges facing the world today. They will have the opportunity to be mentored by a senior researcher, to network within a community of top-tier research leaders, and to form new collaborations with colleagues from diverse disciplines. Training in leadership and communication will position scholars as leaders and agents of change within academia and beyond.

Deadline: May 23, 2017

Amount: $100,000 CDN.

Eligibility: Must hold a PhD or equivalent terminal degree, be employed no more than five years in their first full-time faculty position, including both research and teaching responsibilities, at an institution of higher education or research. Typically, applicants will be at an Assistant Professor level or equivalent in other academic systems. Be appointed to their first faculty position no earlier than May 1, 2012. Special consideration may be given to those with exceptional circumstances or leaves.

Be engaged in research that complements and contributes to the themes and goals of one of the eligible CIFAR research program (refer to section E). Demonstrate an outstanding level of research achievement and the promise of future impact in their field, as evidenced by the quality of publications, awards received, and statements by distinguished referees.Demonstrate a track record of, or interest in, engaging across disciplines, as well as sectors beyond academia, to enrich and extend the impact of their research.

Be in good standing to obtain a passport and travel visas to attend CIFAR meetings in Canada and other countries around the world. Be available to attend a two-day in-person interview* on September 16-17, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Travel costs will be provided by CIFAR. Be fluent in spoken and written English.

NOTE: Postdoctoral fellows are NOT eligible to apply to this program.

How to Apply: See website for more details

Award Notification: See website for more details.

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Index: CA, RE, FS

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