IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2018 (CA$20,000 for Field Research in Developing Countries)
Deadline: May 30, 2018
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is accepting applications for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2018. These awards are intended for field research in developing countries to improve the lives of people in the developing world.
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. This is an opportunity to make a difference in global development.
Approximately 20 awards of a maximum of CA$20,000 each
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country.
- You must be enrolled at a Canadian university at the doctoral level (when you submit your application, you must have completed several courses of the doctoral program, but not necessarily all of the courses).
- Your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor. Please provide proof.
- Your proposed field research must take place in one or more developing countries and be conducted for a doctoral dissertation.
- Your field research must correspond to IDRC thematic priorities. Applications proposing field research outside these thematic areas will not be considered.
- You must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place.
- You must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award.
- You may not be in receipt of two or more active IDRC awards at the same time. No time overlaps will be permitted.
If you are selected for an award, you have up to 12 months to start your field research from the date of the final selection.
It will be your responsibility to ensure that you follow all Government of Canada travel advisories while applying, when planning your trip, and while in the field. IDRC will not approve travel to a region for which there is an advisory that all travel should be avoided. If you are selected and the advisory changes, you will still be required to follow it even after a contract is signed.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications:
- Fit with IDRC mission and thematic priorities;
- Overall appropriateness, completeness, quality, and clarity of the research proposal;
- Overall methodology and considerations of cultural, logistical, and scientific constraints;
- Overall feasibility, duration, and timing of the research;
- Originality and creativity of the research;
- Potential contribution to existing knowledge on the issue;
- Gender dimensions of the research;
- Ethical considerations of the research;
- Benefit to the communities where the research is taking place;
- Suitability of the affiliated institution;
- Potential for research results to be disseminated and used;
- Applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed research, including academic training, local language capacity, professional skills, research experience, and knowledge of country/region of research.
For more information, visit IDRC Doctoral Research Awards.