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.
Who can apply
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:
For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay, this call is open to:
For the position located at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, this call is open to:
Other eligibility requirements
Countries subject to approval
You may apply for research in the following countries and territories, but if you are recommended for an award, your application will then be subject to a further stage of approval within IDRC:
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic of), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Maldives, Mauritania, Monserrat, Niger, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Suriname, Tunisia, West Bank, and Zimbabwe.
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.
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.
Before applying, please read the checklist of documents required for this call, and consult the frequently asked questions for important tips on preparing sections of your proposal (e.g. ethics and gender sensitivity).
Read the full announcement, supported programs and criteria or go directly to the online application site