IDRC Research Awards
Deadline: September 12, 2011
Approximately 15 awards will be offered
IDRC offers these research awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university.
As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time (often around 50%), you will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with your chosen program. You will work under the mentorship of a program officer.
These awards focus on research carried out in one or more developing countries. Most research awards positions are for 12 months and are based at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada. A few take place in one of IDRC’s six regional offices. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC's research priorities.
The IDRC research awards aim to provide exposure to research for international development through a program of training in research management and grant administration under the guidance of IDRC program staff. They are designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in research program management, and in the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.
In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, we do not support awards that involve research in Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia.
Research award recipients holding award tenure in Canada in 2011 receive a salary ranging from CA$37,035 to CA$42,873 per year. Some travel and research expenses will also be supported, up to a maximum of CA$10,000.
How to apply
· Complete two forms: the checklist and the budget form. You must also provide all the documents requested in the checklist.
· Your application must be submitted electronically, and received at the Centre by September 12, 2011. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
For further information, or to indicate your interest in this opportunity, please contact:
International Research Facilitator
International Research Office
University of Saskatchewan