IDRC offers these awards 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 the IDRC thematic priorities. Applications proposing field research outside these thematic areas will not be considered. Since 1982, IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development.
IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the growth of Canadian and developing country capacity in research to improve the lives of people in the developing world.
- The award will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000.
- The budget covers one return trip from Canada to the developing country of research. It also covers housing, food, insurance, travel within the country(ies), and several field research expenses.
- The award does not support expenses related to your relatives, spouse, or children.
Number of awards
- Approximately 20 awards will be offered during this Call.