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IDRC Research award 2020, Canada ( up toCA$15,000)

IDRC Research award 2020, Canada (up toCA$15,000)

Country: Canada
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IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. They offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills. Further,  gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues. These one‐year paid, in‐house programs of training and mentorship allow research award recipients to pursue their research goals. Likewise,  work in one of IDRC’s dynamic program teams.

Since 2015, the Climate Change program has supported research for making cities resilient to climate change. Furthermore,  for mobilizing financing for adaptation and working with private sector actors, and for building the resilience of people living in vulnerable landscapes. Since 2018, IDRC also supports the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). Which makes information and learning on climate compatible development easier to access. Also, use, in support of ambitious climate action. During 2019 the program is conducting an external evaluation on its support for leadership and partnership efforts. Further, to documenting IDRC contributions to climate action, and scoping future needs for climate and resilience research. Further,  Moving forward, IDRC anticipates opportunities to grow its support for climate action from a gender and social equity perspective, and for catalyzing low-carbon climate-resilient development.


  • 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.
  • For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time employees of IDRC. 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.


This call is open to

  • Canadians or permanent residents of Canada who are 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 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.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline18 September,2019
Open toSpecific Countries



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