CIFAR has been successfully taking on difficult challenges for more than three decades. Our global research programs connect many of the world’s best minds – across borders and between disciplines – to shape new perspectives and spark groundbreaking ideas. By helping innovative pioneers push further, and inspiring young research leaders to join them, we are able to expand the boundaries of understanding in ways that would otherwise not be possible.
We offer our research fellows the rarest of commodities: freedom to take the kinds of intellectual risks that are essential for creating truly transformative knowledge. And then we help to share that knowledge – on everything from improving human health to advancing technology, from building strong societies to sustaining the Earth – with engaged stakeholders who are ready to put ideas into action.