Saturday, July 29, 2017

IDRC Research Awards for Canadian and Developing Countries Students



Applications are invited for IDRC Research Awards to undertake a one-year paid program for research on the topic they submitted when competing for the award. The scholarship 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 doctoral degree at a recognized university.

IDRC offers a range of fellowships and awards for master’s, PhD, and post-doctoral students to fund innovative work that will address development challenges.
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.
The candidate should have a very good command over English language.
Course Level: These awards are intended for field research in one or more developing countries.
Study Subject(s): 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
Scholarship Award: 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. For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time employees of IDRC. 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.
Scholarship can be taken in Canada, Uruguay or Kenya
Eligibility: Positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada; at our Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay; and at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya. Eligibility criteria differ for each location.
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.
Nationality: Scholarship is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries.
In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, we do not offer 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).

How to Apply: Applicant should complete the application online.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 7, 2017.

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