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IDRC Research Awards 2021 for Developing Countries – Canada

Applications are invited for Fully Funded International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards in Canada.

Details

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.

Benefits

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

Program Fields

Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, Technology and Innovation

No. of awards

Six positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada:

  • Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
  • Education and innovation systems
  • Ethics in development research
  • Health equity
  • Inclusive governance
  • Sustainable inclusive growth

Eligibility

Canadians or permanent residents of Canada who are enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR have completed (within the last three years) 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
  • Application

    Apply online (preferably using Firefox or Chrome)

    Tasks to be completed online by the deadline:

  • Complete the privacy statement, the eligibility questionnaire, and the application form
  • Your application should be completed in English or French (Canada’s two official languages)
  • Submit your completed application form by 4:00 pm EDT the day of the deadline
  • Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered
  • Members of the selection committees will conduct a preliminary evaluation after the deadline. Only shortlisted candidates for IDRC Research Awards will be required to provide the following documents.

    Documents and information to submit online (in English or French) if you are shortlisted:

  • Official transcripts from your most recent completed degree AND of your current program (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of registration in a master’s or doctoral program (if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Recommendations (forms to be completed by recommenders)
  • Proof of citizenship or permanent residency, and, if required, a copy of a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2021.

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