Grant Alert! IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2019


Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) announces the Call for Applications for Canadians & citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.


IDRC expects to make up to 20 awards each valued at a maximum of CA$20,000.


To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You 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).
  • You must be enrolled at a Canadian university at the doctoral level (when you submit your application, you must have completed several courses of the doctoral program, but not necessarily all courses).
  • Your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor. Please provide proof.
  • Your proposed field research must take place in one or more developing countries and be conducted for a doctoral dissertation.
  • Your field research must correspond to IDRC thematic priorities. Applications proposing field research outside these thematic areas will not be considered.
  • You must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place.
  • You must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award.
  • You may not be in receipt of two or more active IDRC awards at the same time. No time overlaps will be permitted.


Applicants must review submission guidelines and submit their eligibility check by April 30, 2018

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