The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce IDRC Research Awards to undertake a one-year paid program for research on the topic ‘Development’. This award is open for Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries.
IDRC offers a range of fellowships and awards for masters, Ph.D., and post-doctoral students to fund innovative work that will address development challenges. IDRC funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.
Who May Eligible:
To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:
- 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 a doctoral degree at a recognized university.
- In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, they do not offer awards for research that involves the following countries: Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Southern and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus.
Positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada AND there is one position available at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya. Eligibility criteria differ for each location.
- For the eleven positions located at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, this call is open to:
- Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
- Citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a Canadian university and who, prior to applying, have a student visa with a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2019, OR who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university and who already have a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2019.
- For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, this call is open to:
- Citizens of Kenya pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university or who have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
How to Apply & Competitions Rules:
To participate, the applicants must submit an application online form through the given link: https://ra-br-competition.fluidreview.com/
- Your application should be completed in English or French (Canada’s two official languages).
- Your proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
- You may apply for research in the following countries and territories, but if you are recommended for an award, your application may be subject to a further stage of approval within IDRC: Afghanistan, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gaza, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Micronesia, Monserrat, Myanmar, Sudan, Suriname, Venezuela, West Bank, Zimbabwe, some small island states, including Comoros, São Tomé and Principe, Saint Helena, Timor-Leste, and the Pacific Islands (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna).
- NB: Successful award recipients 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.
- Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.
- 12 awards will be offered during this call. There is one call per program listed below. You may only choose one of the following: Advisory Committee on Research Ethics, Agriculture and Food Security, Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems, Climate Change, Employment and Growth, Food, Environment, and Health, Foundations for Innovation, Governance and Justice (in Kenya), Livestock Health, Maternal and Child Health, Networked Economies, Policy and Evaluation
- Proof of citizenship or permanent residency, and, if required, a copy of a work permit valid in Canada until December 31, 2019, for the positions in Canada
- Official transcripts from your most recent completed degree AND of your current program (if applicable)
- Confirmation of registration in a master’s or doctoral program (if applicable)
- Curriculum vitae
- The salary for one year in Canada: CA$40,800-47,231; Monthly salary in Kenya: KSh 143,394–KSh 226,127
- Research award recipients will join IDRC for a one-year paid program to undertake research on the topic they have submitted, and will receive hands-on experience in research and program management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.
- For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time employees of IDRC. Benefits include employer contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave. Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$15,000.
The application deadline is 16:00 (EDT) on September 5, 2018.
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