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International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Awards 2018

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Awards 2018

Deadline: September 6, 2017

Apply for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Awards 2018. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change. Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic they have submitted, and will receive hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

Remuneration

  • Salary for one year in Canada: CA$40,396–46,764; Salary for one year in Uruguay: $U659,437–$U960,013 UYU; Monthly salary in Kenya: KSh 139,082–KSh 219,327;
  • For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time employees of IDRC. Benefits include employer contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave. Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$15,000.

Eligibility

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.

Positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada; at their Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay; and 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, 2018, 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, 2018.
  • For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay, this call is open to:
  • Citizens or residents of Uruguay with a valid work permit for Uruguay 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.
  • 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.

Other eligibility requirements 

  • Your proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
  • Candidates 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.
  • In addition, each program has specific eligibility criteria that must be satisfied.
  • These awards may be part of an academic requirement.

Evaluation Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications:

  • fit with IDRC mission and thematic priorities;
  • relevance to IDRC mandate;
  • relevance of the research and training proposal to the chosen IDRC’s program’s specifications, overall appropriateness,
  • completeness, and clarity of the research and training proposal;
  • overall feasibility, duration, and timing of the research;
  • originality and creativity of the research;
  • gender sensitivity of the research;
  • ethical considerations of the research; and
  • the applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed research and training, including academic training, local language capacity, and related experience.

Application

Before applying, please read the checklist of documents required for this call. If you are eligible for this opportunity then submit an application.

For more information, visit IDRC Research Awards.

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