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International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards

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International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards

At International Development Research Centre IDC, they strive to nurture emerging researchers in Canada and in developing countries who will apply their research in innovative ways to solve development challenges. Their research awards program helps to build the capacity and careers of individuals by funding research, the development of complementary skills, and hands-on experience.

This year, IDRC will offer research awards related to these development areas or themes:

  • Climate-resilient food systems (based in Nairobi)
  • Democratic and inclusive governance (based in New Delhi)
  • Education and science
  • Ethics in development research
  • Global health
  • Policy and evaluation, and
  • Sustainable inclusive economies.


  • Awards in Ottawa – Salary for 1 year: CAD 47,301 – 54,756.
  • Award in Nairobi – Salary for 1 year: 2,036,836 – 3,396,801 KES
  • Award in New Delhi – Salary for 1 year: 628,638 – 1,148,048 INR

Eligibility for International Development Research Centre

  • For the awards based in Ottawa: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, temporary foreign workers with a valid work permit and students from low or middle-income countries enrolled in a Canadian university with a valid study permit.
  • For the awards based in the regions, the candidates must hold citizenship of that country.
  • Students who are finishing a master’s program or researchers who have completed a master’s program within the last three years.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a master’s degree.

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Evaluation Criteria of International Development Research Centre

  • Relevance of the proposal to IDRC’s mission and mandate
  • Relevance of the proposal to selected development outcome area
  • Clarity and quality of the proposal
  • Clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations and gender dimension of the proposed research
  • Applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed program of research including academic qualifications, local language abilities, and related experience
  • Applicant’s capacity to conduct program of work, including related employment experience

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The deadline for submitting your completed application is September 22, 2024 at 23:59 EST, at the latest.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline22 September,2024



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