international development research center (IDRC) Research Awards 20232024 in canada (fully funded)

international development research center (IDRC) Research Awards 2023/2024 in canada (fully funded)

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IDRC’s research awards application process for 2023 is now open, This year IDRC will offer research awards related to these development areas or themes: 

  • Climate-Resilient Food Systems,  
  • Democratic and Inclusive Governance, 
  • Education and Science,  
  • Ethics in Development Research, 
  • Global Health,
  • Policy and Evaluation, and 
  • Sustainable Inclusive Economies.

All awards will be based in Ottawa except for the Global Health award that will be based in Nairobi.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applied for only one research award recipient opportunity
  • Proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries on the OECD  DAC list of ODA recipients
  • Field research component cannot be more than 3 months
  • Research cannot be proposed in countries with  Government of Canada travel security advisories  to “Avoid all travel”
  • Specific eligibility criteria of each research theme must be satisfied
  • Completed  Research proposal submission  and  Academic information and professional qualifications form  and  for awards in Ottawa a copy of your valid student permit or full-time work permit valid at least until 30 April 2024, if applicable , or proof of your Kenyan Citizenship for the award in Nairobi which must be uploaded as part of the application process  (Note: If these documents are not uploaded your application will not be considered)
  • Candidates who have valid student permits and are selected will have offers conditional upon obtaining a work permit valid for full-time work (37.5 hours) from 1 May 2023 and 30 April 2024

Research proposal evaluation criteria

  • Relevance of the proposal to IDRC’s mission and mandate
  • Relevance of the proposal to selected development outcome area
  • Clarity and quality of the proposal
  • Clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations and gender dimension of the proposed research
  • Applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed program of research including academic qualifications, local language abilities, and related experience 
  • Applicant’s capacity to conduct program of work, including related employment experience

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Registration for the program closes February 1st 2023

Visit the official website for IDRC Research Awards for more information

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