Deadline: September 16, 2020

The IDRC Research Awards 2021 is now open for applications. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.

This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries who have recently completed or are currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.

The selected candidates will be granted a one-year paid program to undertake research and gain hands-on experience in research and program management.

Benefits

Salary for one year in Canada: CA$42,033 to $48,659

Eligibility

  • This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries who have recently completed or are currently enrolled in a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
  • Citizens of a developing country who are enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a Canadian university OR have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university. In either case, applicants must already have a work permit valid for full-time work (37.5 hours per week) in Canada until December 31, 2021 prior to applying.
  • Please note: the expectation of receiving a post-graduation work permit is not sufficient.

Additional eligibility requirements

  • The proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
  • These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
  • The specific eligibility criteria of each research theme must be satisfied.

Please note: Successful award recipients cannot receive any other Canadian government scholarship, award, subsidy, bursary, or honorarium, or hold any federal government contract in support of a research/work project for the duration of the award. This includes any other IDRC award and any award managed by another institution but supported in whole or in part by IDRC, such as the Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars program.

Please take note of the specific eligibility requirements outlined immediately below and in each of the six development outcome areas.

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications:

  • Research component
    • relevance of the proposal to IDRC’s mission;
    • relevance of the proposal to the chosen development outcome area;
    • clarity and quality of the proposal;
    • clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations and gender dimensions of the proposed research; and
    • applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed program of research, including academic training, local language capacity, and related experience.
  • Program management and support component
    • Applicant’s capacity to conduct program of work, including related employment experience.

Application

The application deadline for the IDRC Research Awards 2021 call is 16:00 (EDT) September 16, 2020.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit IDRC.

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