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For over 35 years, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) has focused on bringing the best minds together to address complex challenges of importance to the world. CIFAR takes a long-term view and supports leading-edge research with the potential for global impact. CIFAR’s collaborative approach and support of research is unique, focusing on research questions that transcend disciplinary boundaries and geographic borders. CIFAR supports sustained collaborations between Canadian and international researchers to address global problems, open new fields of inquiry, and accelerate the creation and mobilization of transformative knowledge.