Research Awards 2016, The International Development Research Centre, Canada


August 06, 2015


Opportunity Cover Image - Research Awards 2016, The International Development Research Centre, Canada


This call 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. These research awards may be part of an academic requirement.

Other eligibility requirements include:

  • 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.
  • If you are a non-Canadian residing, relocating, or studying in Canada and are recommended for an award, you will need a valid work permit before working at IDRC.
Deadline: August 06, 2015 by 16:00 (04:00 PM) (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)


January to December 2016 (12 months). Based in Ottawa, Canada (Select placements may be located in one of IDRC's Regional Offices).
Budget: Salary for one year: CA$39,797-CA$46,070


For payroll purposes, awardees are considered as 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.

As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted to the competition and receive hands-on experience in research management; grant administration; and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

Countries subject to approval

In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, we do not offer awards for research that involves Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Somalia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia.

Candidates proposing field research in the following countries or territories, even if recommended by the evaluators, must go through a further stage of approval within IDRC:

Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Small Island States [including Comoros, Mauritius, São Tomé and Principe, Seychelles, Timor-Leste and Oceania (Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Palau, Marshall Islands, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna)], South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen.

Access the call document and frequently asked questions (FAQs):

All additional questions should be addressed to

This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

Study Levels
Publish Date
August 04, 2015