Enter: IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2020

Deadline: 17 June, 2020

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) calls for applications for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2020. This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.


  • Awards under this call will cover the costs of field research conducted for a doctoral dissertation in one or more countries in the Global South
  • Approximately 20 awards of a maximum of CA$20,000 each


  • Must be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country, excluding countries in southern and eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia (but including Afghanistan)
  • Must be enrolled at a Canadian university at doctoral level (candidates must have completed several courses of the doctoral programme, but not necessarily all courses, when they submit their application)
  • The research proposal must be approved by their thesis supervisor. Candidates are to provide proof of the approval
  • The proposed field research must be conducted for a doctoral dissertation and must take place in one or more developing countries
  • Field research must be relevant to one of six development outcome areas to which IDRC aims to contribute: health equity; inclusive governance; sustainable and inclusive growth; climate resilience and sustainable food systems; inclusive education; and, strong science and innovation systems

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