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IDRC Research Awards 2019

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Deadline: 5 September 2018 (4:00 PM EDT)

Description:

IDRC invites applications for the IDRC Research Awards 2019.

Research award recipients will join IDRC for a one-year paid program to undertake research on the topic they have submitted, and will receive hands-on experience in research and program management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

Categories:

12 awards will be offered during this call. There is one call per program listed below. You may only choose ONE of the following:

-Advisory Committee on Research Ethics

-Agriculture and Food Security

-Centre of Excellence for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Systems

-Climate Change

-Employment and Growth

-Food, Environment, and Health

-Foundations for Innovation

-Governance and Justice (in Kenya)

-Livestock Health

-Maternal and Child Health

-Networked Economies-

Policy and Evaluation

 

Benefits:

-Salary for one year in Canada: CA$40,800-47,231; Monthly salary in Kenya: KSh 143,394–KSh 226,127-

-The selected candidates will be granted a one-year paid program to undertake research and gain hands-on

-Experience in research and program management.

-For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time employees of IDRC.

-Employer contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, the 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 who have recently completed or are pursuing, a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.

~Countries subject to approval:  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).

~Countries excluded:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Southern and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and South Caucasus.

-Positions are available at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada AND there is one position available at IDRC’s Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Eligibility criteria differ for each location, for more information, click here.

Requirements:

-Your proposed research 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.

For more information, please visit the official website.

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