IDRC Doctoral Research Awards (Deadline Nov. 1)
Funder: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
IDRC offers these awards twice a year in April and November to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are intended for field
research in one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to
IDRC's research priorities.
The award will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CAD$20,000 a year. The budget covers
one return trip from Canada to the developing country. It also covers housing, food, insurance, travel within the country(ies) of research, and several field research expenses.
Number of awards
Approximately 15 to 20 awards are offered per competition.
Countries subject to approval
In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, we
do not support awards that involve research in Burma (Myanmar), Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia.
Prior to issuing the award and contract, field research proposed in the following countries or territories must be approved by IDRC:
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Liberia, Libya, Papua New Guinea, Small Island States [including Comoros, Equatorial
Guinea, Mauritius, São Tomé and Principe, Seychelles, Timor-Leste and Oceania (Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Palau, Marshall Islands, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Tongo, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna)], Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan,
Syria, Taiwan (Republic of China), West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zimbabwe.
November 1, 2011. Awards will be announced in May 2012. Please note that all applications for awards must be sent electronically.
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