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Apply for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2020 in Canada

Deadline : June 17, 2020 .  

Apply for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2020 in Canada. The major areas of interests for the scholarships are Agriculture and Environment, Inclusive Economies, Technology and Innovation.  The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges. Through these scholarships, IDRC fund projects that aim to bring employment, food security, health, peace, and prosperity to developing regions of the world.

This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Awards under this call will cover the costs of field research conducted for a doctoral dissertation in one or more countries in the Global South.

Your field research must be relevant to one of six development outcome areas to which IDRC aims to contribute through its work. These are:

  • Health equity
  • Inclusive governance
  • Sustainable and inclusive growth
  • Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
  • Inclusive education
  • Strong science and innovation systems


Benefits for applicants are as below.

  • They are offering Approximately 20 awards of a maximum of CA$20,000 each lasting 10 to 12 weeks


To be eligible, you must fulfill the following criteria

  • You must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country, excluding countries in southern and eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia (but including Afghanistan).
  • You must be enrolled at a Canadian university at the doctoral level (you must have completed several courses of the doctoral program, but not necessarily all courses, when you submit your application).
  • Your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor.
  • Your proposed field research must be conducted for a doctoral dissertation and must take place in one or more developing countries


Please fill application the application form  and you will have to also submit the required documents

  • Complete the privacy statement, the eligibility questionnaire, and the application form.
  • Upload all scanned copies of the documents requested below.
  • All documents should be submitted in either English or French (Canada’s two official languages).

Required Documents

  • Research proposal: must be written in clear English or French in 20-25 pages (not inclusive of bibliography), double-spaced, in 12-point font.
  • Letter of affiliation: must be signed and on official letterhead from an institution/organization confirming affiliation.
  • Letter of approval from research supervisor:  must be on official university letterhead, signed by your research supervisor
  • Proof of citizenship/permanent residency: current passport or birth certificate, or Canadian Permanent Resident Card.
  • Official transcripts
  • Two recommendations to be completed online

To apply, Click here

For more information, visit IDRC Doctoral Research Awards

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