Applications Open for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2016: Improving the Lives of People in Developing World

Deadline: 18 May 2016

​International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently accepting applications for the IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2016, to promote the growth of Canadian and developing country capacity in research to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

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Award Information

The award will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country.
  • 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 the courses).
  • Have research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor.
  • Have proposed field research must take place in one or more developing countries and be conducted for a doctoral dissertation.
  • Provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place.
  • Have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Research Awards.


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