IDRC-CRDI John G. Bene Fellowship in Canada, 2019

Don’t miss out on this easy money! CRDI John G. Funded by the Bene Endowment fund and IDRC, Bene Fellowship 2019 is now available in the Agriculture and Environment subject for highly qualified students.

This call is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing masters or doctoral studies at a Canadian university.

IDRC-CRDI John G. Bene Fellowship in Canada, 2019

Scholarship Benefits

The program will provide one award of a maximum of CA$15,000 to covers field research expenses.

Scholarship Eligibility

This call is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing masters or doctoral studies at a Canadian university.

Who can apply

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • you must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;

  • you must be enrolled at a Canadian university at the master’s or doctoral level (when you submit your application, you must have completed several courses of the program, but not necessarily all of the courses);
  • have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences. Applicants from interdisciplinary programs are eligible, provided their programs contain the specified elements;
  • your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor and you must provide proof;
  • your proposed field of research must take place in one or more developing countries and be conducted for a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation;
  • you must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place;
  • doctoral students must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award; and
  • you may not be in receipt of two or more active IDRC awards at the same time. No time overlaps will be permitted.

Other eligibility requirements include:

If you are selected for an award, you have up to 12 months to start your field research from the date of the final selection.

You must plan to spend a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks in the field when your research involves one or more countries in one region. The regions are the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Far Eastern Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Oceania.

When your research involves more than one region, you must plan to spend a minimum of 5 consecutive weeks in the field in each region.

Research costs can be covered under this award for a maximum of 12 months in the field; if you plan to stay longer, you must cover additional costs from another source of funding.

It will be your responsibility to ensure that you follow all Government of Canada travel advisories while applying when planning your trip, and while in the field. IDRC will not approve travel to a region for which there is an advisory that all travel should be avoided. If you are selected and the advisory changes, you will be required to follow it even after a contract is signed.

Scholarship Requirements

To apply, the candidates need to take admission in any Canadian university. After being a university student, all applicants are eligible to apply for this opportunity online.

Supporting Documents: Before applying, applicants must prepare all the following documents: Research Proposal in clear English or French, 15-20 pages, double-spaced, in 12 point font, Letter of Affiliation, Letter of Approval from Research Supervisor, Official transcripts, Proof of Citizenship/Permanent Residency, and Two references to be completed online with the online application.

Language Requirement: English or French

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