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IDRC Research Awards 2021 for Canada & Developing Countries

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Applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2021 for Canada & Developing Countries, are now open.

Application Deadline: 16th September 2020 by 16:00 (EDT)

About the Award: Research award recipients will join IDRC for a one-year paid program to undertake research on the topic they have submitted. They will receive hands-on experience in research and program management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time employees of IDRC. Benefits include employer contributions to employment insurance, employer health tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave. Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$15,000.

Eligible Field(s): 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

Type: Research

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

  • 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.

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.

Eligible Countries: Canada (citizens & permanent residents), Developing countries

To be Taken at (Country): IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada.

Number of Awards: 6

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

Duration of Award: January to December 2021 (12 months)

How to Apply: Apply online

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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