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Eligible Fields of Study - IDRC Doctoral Research Award

Applications will be accepted for research at the doctoral level in areas corresponding to IDRC's research priorities. IDRC's research activities focus on four program areas:

  • Social and Economic Policy
  • Environment and Natural Resource Management
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development
  • Innovation, Policy and Science

    Scholarship Eligibility - Applicants must:

  • Hold a citizenship of a developing country;
  • Be registered at a Canadian university;
  • Research proposal is for a doctoral thesis and has been approved by the thesis supervisor;
  • Proposed field research will take place in a developing country;
  • Provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the region in which the research will take place;
  • Have completed course work and passed comprehensive examinations by the time of award tenure.

    Duration: Award tenure corresponds to a period of field research, which will be no less than 3 months and, in general, no more than 12 months.

    Value: The award will cover justifiable field research expenses to a maximum of CA $20,000 per year.

    Number of Awards: Variable


    Applications will be evaluated according to criteria, such as relevance to sustainable and equitable development and to IDRC priorities, quality of the research proposal and suitability of the candidate.

    Re-applicants, whose research proposal was reviewed and was unsuccessful, must explain, in a covering letter, what changes have been made since the last application and specify where to find the changes in the proposal.

    Please note that Centre policy stipulates that an individual cannot apply more than twice, if unsuccessful, for the same IDRC award.

    For more information and application, see: IDRC Doctoral Research Award

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