Note: due to the high volume of applications coming in, the DLRL Summer School application deadline has been extended:

DEADLINE FOR YOUR APPLICATION: February 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. MT

Decisions will be issued by March 8, 2019.


Complete the application form below to be considered by the 2019 CIFAR DLRLSS Selection Committee.

Please be advised that this form cannot be saved as a draft. Before you begin the application process, kindly ensure that you are prepared to submit the following required information and documents:

  1. Personal identification and contact details
  2. Link(s) to your personal academic web page (if you have one)
  3. CV with a list of publications in PDF format (maximum 3 pages)
  4. Brief description of your research interests (3-5 key words) and a statement describing how you meet the background criteria (150 words)


Financial Support

Limited financial support is available for students/postdocs. Details will be communicated directly to accepted applicants when registration opens. Students are also encouraged to look to their affiliated institutions for additional funds to cover expenses.



DLRLSS will use a scoring system to select the majority of participants. Decisions will be made stochastically, and applicants with a higher score have a higher probability of being accepted. The scoring system favours applicants who are graduate students and whose research areas are closer to the scope of the summer school. It also favours applicants who are from a Canadian university, an under-represented group, contribute to a research blog or an open-source project, and those who have not attended the schools before.



Information collected on this form will only be used for the purposes of evaluating your application, communicating with you regarding your application, and planning the necessary support and logistics for the 2019 CIFAR DLRLSS. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be shared except as necessary for the purposes stated here.


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