CIFAR fellows take on tough questions that span disciplines. The answers they require can only be reached by international, interdisciplinary teams working together over a sustained period of time. Our 12 programs tackle questions across four broad areas: improving human health, creating successful societies, using technology to make life better, and sustaining life on Earth.

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Health & Well-Being

Today’s challenging and transforming healthcare environment requires leaders in health to stay at the forefront of knowledge and to collaborate across sectors.

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International Development

Countries around the world face an array of dynamic and intractable development challenges as reflected in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Public Policy

The world’s biggest challenges require well-informed, concerted and coordinated efforts by governments, public institutions, NGOs, and the private sector.

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Industry is undergoing significant change with the advent of disruptive technologies, globalization and the pace in which new ideas are emerging every day.

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