IDRC PhD research award

Deadline: May 18, 2016

IDRC Canada research award


International Development Research Centre (IDRC) invests in knowledge to improve lives and livelihoods in the developing world. IDRC invites Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries to apply for awards to pursue doctoral studies at a Canadian university. The research is conducted in one or more developing countries.

Research topics: Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, Technology and Innovation

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This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.

Other eligibility requirements include:

*Research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor. Please provide proof.

*Proposed field research must take place in one or more developing countries, be conducted for a doctoral dissertation, and correspond to IDRC thematic priorities.

*You must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place.

*You must have completed course work and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award.

In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, we do not offer awards for research that involves Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Cuba, Eritrea, Gaza, Iran, Iraq, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Southeastern Europe, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Duration: 3-12 months

Scholarship value

CAD$ 20,000

One return trip from Canada to the developing country of research. It also covers housing, food, insurance, travel within the country, and several field research expenses. The award does not support expenses related to your relatives, spouse, or children.

Application process

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