IDRC Evaluation Research Awards

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IDRC Evaluation Research Awards: The IDRC Evaluation Research Awards assist Canadian and developing-country graduate students undertake their thesis research in the field of evaluation.

The IDRC Graduate Research Awards on Evaluation are intended to promote the growth of Canadian and developing-country capacity in evaluation. Normally, such research is conducted in Africa etc.

Award Scholarship Application Eligibility:

  • Hold a citizenship of a developing country;
  • Be registered at a Canadian university or a recognized university in a developing country;
  • Research proposal is for a doctoral or master's 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;
  • For doctoral candidates, completed course work and passed comprehensive examinations by the time of award tenure. For master's students, have completed course work.

    Duration of Tenure: Award tenure corresponds to the period of field research in a developing country. In general, this will be no less than 3 months and no more than 12 months.

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

    Candidates may apply for a renewal of funding for a second year of fieldwork if the nature of the research requires a second season of data collection. Renewals will be the exception.

    Number of Awards: 2 per year.

    Deadline: Applications must be received by January 15.

    For more information and application, see: IDRC Evaluation Research Awards

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