IDRC Research Awards for Canadian and Developing Countries Students, 2019

Applications are offered for IDRC Research Awards in Canada, Uruguay or Kenya. Applications are invited for Canadians, permanent residents of Canada and citizens of developing countries students to conduct research for master’s, PhD, and post-doctoral students to fund innovative work that will address development challenges.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline : 5 September 2018
Study in : Canada, Uruguay or Kenya
Providers : IDRC | CRDI
Course Level : Research Scholarship
Field of Study : There is one call per program listed below. You may only choose ONE of the following:

  • Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Climate Change (in Uruguay)
  • Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia
  • Employment and Growth
  • Food, Environment, and Health
  • Foundations for Innovation
  • Governance and Justice
  • Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (in Kenya)
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Networked Economies
  • Policy and Evaluation
  • Think Tank Initiative

Benefits of IDRC Research Awards: 

The salary for one year in Canada: CA$40,800-47,231; Monthly salary in Kenya: KSh 143,394–KSh 226,127.

Number of Scholarships: Not given

Nationality for IDRC Research Awards: 

Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries

Eligibility for IDRC Research Awards:

Eligible Countries: Scholarship is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries.In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, we do not offer awards for research that involves the following countries: Afghanistan, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gaza, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Micronesia, Monserrat, Myanmar, Sudan, Suriname, Venezuela, West Bank, Zimbabwe, some small island states, including Comoros, São Tomé and Principe, Saint Helena, Timor-Leste, and the Pacific Islands (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna).

Entrance Requirements: Positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada AND there is one position available at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya. Eligibility criteria differ for each location. For the eleven positions located at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, this call is open to:

  • Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
  • Citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a Canadian university and who, prior to applying, have a student visa with a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2019, OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university and who already have a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2019.

For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, this call is open to:

  • Citizens of Kenya pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.

Other eligibility requirements for IDRC Research Awards:

  • Your proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
  • These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
  • NB: 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.
  • In addition, each program has specific eligibility criteria that must be satisfied.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

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