IDRC Research Awards 2019|International Development Research Centre Research Awards for Students from Developing Countries

IDRC Research Awards 2019|International Development Research Centre Research Awards for Students from Developing Countries and Canada

IDRC(International Development Research Funds) offers a range of fellowships and awards for master’s, PhD, and post-doctoral students to fund innovative work that will cater to the  development challenges faced in the developing countries.

Important Details of the IDRC Research Awards 2019

Subjects/Specialization/Courses  –

  • Advisory Committee on Research Ethics
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Climate Change (in Uruguay)
  • Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia
  • Employment and Growth
  • Food, Environment, and Health
  • Foundations for Innovation
  • Governance and Justice
  • Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (in Kenya)
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Networked Economies
  • Policy and Evaluation
  • Think Tank Initiative

Students/Researchers from the Following Countries are eligible for the IDRC Research Awrads

Canadians(Including all the Minorities,

Permanent Residents of Canada and


Citizens of developing countries

However, Currently they donot offer awards for research that involves the following countries: 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) as per the official notification.

The IDRC Research Scholarship can be taken in the following Countries  –

Canada

Uruguay and

Kenya

Scholarship Award –

Award for one year in Canada: CA$40,800-47,231;

Award for a month  in Kenya: KSh 143,394–KSh 226,127.

Number of Scholarships – Not specified as per the official notification.

For Scholarship Position at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada:

  • 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 has a work permit valid until December 31, 2019.

For Scholarship Positions at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya:

  • 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.

Other eligibility requirements

  • The proposed research topic must focus on one or more developing countries.
  • These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
  • 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; this includes any other IDRC award and any award managed by another institution but supported in whole or in part by IDRC, such as the Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars program.
  • In addition, each program has specific eligibility criteria that must be satisfied.

How to Apply for the IDRC Research Awards 2019

  1. Interested Applicants Can Apply Through the Online Application
  2. Applicants can  click on Link for the Online Application given in the Important Links Section on our website
  3. Applicants need to Fill All Mandatory Details in Online Application Form.
  4. Applicants need to Upload All the Documents Along With Photographs and Signature in Prescribed Size As Mentioned in Notification.
  5. Applicants need to Apply before  5 September 2018.
  6. Applicants are advised to Take Printout of Application Form For Future Reference

Important Links for the IDRC Research Awards 2019

Link for the Online Application

Link for the Official Notification of the IDRC Research Awards 2019