Call for Applications: IDRC Research Awards – Deadline: Sept 16, 2020

IDRC Research Awards

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is now accepting applications for the IDRC 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 (within the last three years).  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.

A total of 6 awards will be offered; there is one award for each category listed below:

  • Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
  • Education and innovation systems
  • Ethics in development research
  • Health equity
  • Inclusive governance
  • Sustainable inclusive growth

Value: $42,033 to $48,659, plus up to $15,000 for travel and research expenses
Application deadline: September 16, 2020 by 4:00 pm EDT

For more information, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, please visit the IDRC website: