Applications Open for IDRC’s Research Awards 2018!

Deadline: 6 September 2017

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is seeking applications for its “Research Awards 2018”.

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

Thematic Areas

  • 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

  • For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time employees of IDRC.
  • Benefits include employer contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave.
  • Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$15,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.
  • Positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada; at our Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay; and 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, 2018, 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, 2018.
  • For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay, this call is open to: Citizens or residents of Uruguay with a valid work permit for Uruguay 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.
  • 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.
  • Proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
  • Candidates 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.
  • In addition, each program has specific eligibility criteria that must be satisfied.
  • These awards may be part of an academic requirement.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic of), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Maldives, Mauritania, Montserrat, Niger, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Suriname, Tunisia, West Bank, and Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit IDRC Research Awards 2018.

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