IDRC’s John G. Bene Fellowship 2019 for Canadians (Up to CAD$15,000)

IDRC’s John G. Bene Fellowship 2019 for Canadians (Up to CAD$15,000)

Deadline: July 4, 2019

Applications are open for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) John G. Bene Fellowship 2019. The Bene fellowship, a bequest from the estate of John G. Bene, is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university.

The fellowship is offered to facilitate field research on the relationship between forest resources and the social, economic, cultural, and environmental welfare of people in developing countries, particularly in the face of changing climate conditions. The successful candidate will propose research that benefits less privileged people in developing countries, aiming to increase the resilience of individuals and forest communities facing difficult contexts and challenges.


  • One award of a maximum of CA$15,000


  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • You must be enrolled at a Canadian university at the master’s or doctoral level (when you submit your application, you must have completed several courses of the program, but not necessarily all of the courses);
  • Have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences. Applicants from interdisciplinary programs are eligible, provided their programs contain the specified elements;
  • Your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor and you must provide proof;
  • Your proposed field of research must take place in one or more developing countries and be conducted for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation;
  • You must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place;
  • Doctoral students must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award; and
  • You may not be in receipt of two or more active IDRC awards at the same time. No time overlaps will be permitted.


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For more information, visit IDRC John G. Bene Fellowship.