Utility Deadline: June 17, 2020 by 16:00 (EDT)

This name is open to Canadians, everlasting residents of Canada, and residents of growing international locations pursuing doctoral research at a Canadian college. Awards below this name will cowl the prices of discipline analysis carried out for a doctoral dissertation in a number of international locations within the World South.


Candidates should meet the next necessities to be eligible:

You should be a citizen or everlasting resident of Canada, or a citizen of a growing nation, excluding international locations in southern and japanese Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia (however together with Afghanistan). 

You should be enrolled at a Canadian college on the doctoral stage (you should have accomplished a number of programs of the doctoral program, however not essentially all programs, once you submit your utility).

Your analysis proposal should be accredited by your thesis supervisor. Please present proof.

Your proposed discipline analysis should be carried out for a doctoral dissertation and should happen in a number of growing international locations (see record of exceptions beneath).

Your discipline analysis should be related to certainly one of six improvement final result areas to which IDRC goals to contribute via its work. These are:

  • Well being fairness
  • Inclusive governance
  • Sustainable and inclusive development
  • Local weather resilience and sustainable meals programs
  • Inclusive schooling
  • Robust science and innovation programs

We additionally encourage proposals that discover the impacts of and resilience to shocks resembling the present COVID-19 pandemic, from the attitude of any of the areas above. Functions proposing discipline analysis outdoors of those areas is not going to be thought-about.

You will need to present proof of affiliation with an establishment or group within the growing area(s) by which the analysis will happen.

You will need to have accomplished coursework and handed complete exams earlier than taking over the award.

You might not be in receipt of two or extra lively IDRC awards on the similar time; these embrace the IDRC Analysis Awards. No time overlaps will probably be permitted. In case you are in receipt of IDRC funds from one other supply (e.g. a Queen Elizabeth Superior Students award or via a professor’s IDRC analysis grant) for actions that will probably be lively when and in case you take up an IDRC Doctoral Analysis Award, you can be requested to display how funds from every are usually not getting used in direction of the identical goal.

Extra eligibility necessities 

In case you are chosen for an award, you could have as much as 12 months to begin your discipline analysis from the date of the ultimate choice.

You will need to plan to spend a minimal of 10 consecutive weeks within the discipline when your analysis entails a number of international locations in a single area. The areas are: Center East, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, southern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Far East Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Oceania.

When your analysis entails a couple of area, you should plan to spend a minimal of 5 consecutive weeks within the discipline in every area.

This award will cowl analysis prices for a most of 12 months within the discipline. In case your discipline analysis exceeds 12 months, you should cowl further prices from one other supply of funding.

It is going to be your accountability to make sure that you comply with all Authorities of Canada journey advisories whereas making use of, when planning your discipline analysis journey, and whereas within the discipline. IDRC will reject any utility that proposes journey to a rustic or area for which there’s an advisory to “Keep away from all journey” on the time of utility. In case you are chosen and an advisory to “Keep away from all journey” is launched for the nation or area of analysis, you can be required to comply with the advisory even after a contract is signed. 

Analysis nation exceptions

In precept, IDRC helps analysis in all growing international locations. Nonetheless, at the moment, we don’t supply awards for analysis that entails the next international locations and areas:

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea (Democratic Individuals’s Republic of), Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, southern and japanese Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus. 

Nations topic to approval

You could apply for analysis within the following international locations and territories or for every other nation for which the Authorities of Canada journey advisory is to “Keep away from non-essential journey”. Nonetheless, if you’re really helpful for an award, your utility will probably be topic to an additional stage of approval inside IDRC and there’s no assure your award will probably be accredited:

Congo (Democratic Republic of), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Lebanon, Maldives, Micronesia, Monserrat, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Sudan, Suriname, Tunisia, the West Financial institution and the Gaza Strip, Zimbabwe, some small island states, together with Comoros, São Tomé and Principe, Saint Helena, Timor-Leste, and the Pacific Islands (Cook dinner Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna). 

NOTE: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, please be real looking and put together to be versatile within the proposed departure and return dates, in addition to within the design of your discipline analysis.


IDRC has helped graduate college students undertake thesis analysis within the discipline of worldwide improvement since 1982. IDRC Doctoral Analysis Awards are supposed to construct capability and develop analysis abilities in Canada and the World South to enhance the lives of individuals within the growing world.

Extra particulars

Please learn the next paperwork earlier than making use of:

Should you nonetheless have a query after studying the entire above, chances are you’ll contact us at [email protected].

NB: Inquiries will probably be answered up till two working days earlier than the decision deadline, i.e. till 4:00 pm EDT on June 15, 2020. Technical inquiries about difficulties encountered within the on-line utility system must also be directed to [email protected]. Please observe in your topic line that you’re making use of for the IDRC Doctoral Analysis Awards.

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the IDRC Doctoral Analysis Awards 2020

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