International Research and Development Centre (IDRC0 is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. They are offering research awards 2018 in 13 different program which providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues. These one‐year, paid, in‐house programs of training and mentorship allow award holders to pursue their research goals and work in one of IDRC’s dynamic program or division teams.
13 awards will be offered during this call. There is one call per program listed below. You may only choose ONE of the following:
- Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
- Agriculture and Food Security
- Climate Change (in Uruguay)
- Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia
- Employment and Growth
- Food, Environment, and Health
- Foundations for Innovation
- Governance and Justice
- Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (in Kenya)
- Maternal and Child Health
- Networked Economies
- Policy and Evaluation
- Think Tank Initiative
Research country exceptions:
In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, they are not offering awards for research that involves the following countries:
Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Eritrea, Gaza, Iran, Iraq, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Libya, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Southern and Eastern Europe, or Central Asia and South Caucasus and small island states, including Comoros, Mauritius, São Tomé and Principe, Saint Helena, Seychelles, Timor-Leste and Oceania (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna).
Countries subject to approval:
You may apply for research in the following countries and territories, but if you are recommended for an award, your application will then be subject to a further stage of approval within IDRC:
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic of), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Maldives, Mauritania, Monserrat, Niger, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Suriname, Tunisia, West Bank, and Zimbabwe.
Research award recipients:
- Will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic they have submitted
- Will receive hands-on experience in research management, 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 with Salary for one year in Canada: CA$40,396–46,764;
- Salary for one year in Uruguay: $U659,437–$U960,013 UYU; Monthly salary in Kenya: KSh 139,082–KSh 219,327.
- Benefits include employer contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, 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, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing 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. For each program there is specific eligibility criteria that has to be satisfied.
For the eleven positions located at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, this call is open to:
- Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
- Citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a Canadian university and who, prior to applying, have a student visa with a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2018, OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university and who already have a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2018.
For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay, this call is open to:
- Citizens or residents of Uruguay with a valid work permit for Uruguay pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, this call is open to:
- Citizens of Kenya pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
Other eligibility requirements
- Your proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
- Candidates cannot receive any other Canadian government scholarship, award, subsidy, bursary, or honorarium, or hold any federal government contract in support of a research/work project for the duration of the award; this includes any other IDRC award.
- In addition, each program has specific eligibility criteria that must be satisfied.
- These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
Access the online application system and submit a complete application by 4:00 pm EDT or 8:00 UTC the day of the deadline. After the deadline, members of the selection committees will conduct a preliminary evaluation.
Application Deadline: September 6, 2017Application ClosedOfficial link