Canadian Window on International Development Award

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Canadian Window on International Development Award: Canadian Window on International Development Awards are open to:

  • Doctoral students interested in one of the first three approaches detailed below.
  • Master’s students and doctoral students interested in research into a problem that is common to First Nations or Inuit communities in Canada and a developing country.

    Proposals may offer one of four approaches:

    1. Research into the effective implementation in Canada of international commitments undertaken by Canada; or

    2. Research into problems that are increasingly common to both Canada and the developing regions of the world (usually, but not exclusively), as a result of increasingly evident global effects (economic globalization, climate change, for example); or

    3. Research into problems affecting development in less developed countries, which are a consequence of national or international Canadian policies; or

    4. Research into a problem that is common to First Nations or Inuit communities in Canada and a developing region of the world.

    This award is open to both doctoral students and master’s level students.

    In their research, students should think of the concept of ‘the World in Canada’ that is the rationale for the ‘Window’ Award.

    Journalism students are also encouraged to apply.

    Eligibility

    Applicants must:

  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status in Canada, or hold a citizenship of a developing country;
  • Be registered at a Canadian university;
  • Be conducting the proposed research for a doctoral dissertation;
  • Must have completed course work and passed comprehensive examinations by the time of the award tenure.

    Please note: Master’s level students will be eligible to apply for the award pertaining to research into the First Nations or Inuit communities and a developing country.

    Duration:

    Award tenure corresponds to the duration of research. In general, this will be no less than 3 months and no more than 12 months.

    Value: A maximum of $20,000 per year will be awarded, to cover justifiable field research expenses.

    Candidates must propose a budget that covers the costs of fieldwork in Canada and/or other developing countries.

    Number of Awards: Two or three per year, depending on the final budget of the proposals.

    Follow the links below for more details and application contacts.

    Deadline April 1 every year.

    For further details and application materials, contact: Canadian Window on International Development Award Website

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