Applications are now solicited for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Research Awards 2021. 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.
Six awards will be offered. There is one award per development outcome area listed below. You may choose only one of the following:
- Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
- Education and innovation systems
- Ethics in development research
- Health equity
- Inclusive governance
- Sustainable inclusive growth
Salary for one year in Canada: CA$42,033 to $48,659
- 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.
- The proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
- These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
Please note that 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.
- The relevance of the proposal to IDRC’s mission;
- The 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.
How to Apply?
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here. The last date to apply is September 16, 2020.
For further details, click here.
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