International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards 2020 (up to CAD 20,000)

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards 2020 (up to CAD 20,000)

Deadline: June 17, 2020

Applications for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards 2020 are now open. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.

Part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, IDRC invests in knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world. IDRC supports research in developing countries to create real and lasting change. This knowledge can be used as a tool for addressing pressing global challenges.

Award

  • Up to twenty (20) awards of up to CAD 20,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility

  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country, excluding countries in southern and eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia (but including Afghanistan). 
  • You must be enrolled at a Canadian university at the doctoral level (you must have completed several courses of the doctoral program, but not necessarily all courses, when you submit your application).
  • Your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor.
  • Your proposed field research must be conducted for a doctoral dissertation and must take place in one or more developing countries.
  • Your field research must be relevant to one of six development outcome areas to which IDRC aims to contribute through its work. These are:
    • Health equity
    • Inclusive governance
    • Sustainable and inclusive growth
    • Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
    • Inclusive education
    • Strong science and innovation systems

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications:

  • Fit with IDRC mission and development outcome areas;
  • 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;
  • Budget; and
  • 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.

Application

Applicants must submit their complete application by June 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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For more information, visit IDRC Doctoral Research Awards.

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