The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking applications for its Research Awards 2021.
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.
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.
Results of the recommended candidates will be available by late November 2020.
- Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
- Education and innovation systems
- Ethics in development research
- Health equity
- Inclusive governance
- Sustainable inclusive growth
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.
- Six positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada.
- This call is open to:
- 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.
Countries subject to Approval
You may apply for research in the following countries and territories or for any other country for which the Government of Canada travel advisory is to “Avoid non-essential travel”. However, if you are recommended for an award, your application may be subject to a further stage of approval within IDRC and there is no guarantee your award will be approved:
- Congo (Democratic Republic of), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Lebanon, Maldives, Micronesia, Monserrat, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Sudan, Suriname, Tunisia, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Zimbabwe, some small island states (including Comoros, São Tomé and Principe, Saint Helena, and Timor-Leste), and the Pacific Islands (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna).
- The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications:
- Research component
- relevance of the proposal to IDRC’s mission;
- relevance of the proposal to the chosen development outcome area;
- clarity and quality of the proposal;
- clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations and gender dimensions of the proposed research; and
- applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed program of research, including academic training, local language capacity, and related experience.
- Program management and support component
- Applicant’s capacity to conduct program of work, including related employment experience.
For more information, visit https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/idrc-research-awards-2021