Deadline: June 17, 2020 by 16:00 (EDT)
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Awards under this call will cover the costs of field research conducted for a doctoral dissertation in one or more countries in the Global South.
Who can apply
Candidates must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
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 (you must have completed several courses of the doctoral program, but not necessarily all courses, when you submit your application).
Your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor. Please provide proof.
Your proposed field research must be conducted for a doctoral dissertation and must take place in one or more developing countries (see list of exceptions below).
Your field research must be relevant to one of six development outcome areas to which IDRC aims to contribute through its work. These are:
- Health equity
- Inclusive governance
- Sustainable and inclusive growth
- Climate resilience and sustainable food systems
- Inclusive education
- Strong science and innovation systems
Additional eligibility requirements
If you are selected for an award, you have up to 12 months to start your field research from the date of the final selection.
You must plan to spend a minimum of 10 consecutive weeks in the field when your research involves one or more countries in one region. The regions are: Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, southern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Far East Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Oceania.
When your research involves more than one region, you must plan to spend a minimum of five consecutive weeks in the field in each region.
This award will cover research costs for a maximum of 12 months in the field. If your field research exceeds 12 months, you must cover additional costs from another source of funding.
It will be your responsibility to ensure that you follow all Government of Canada travel advisories while applying, when planning your field research trip, and while in the field. IDRC will reject any application that proposes travel to a country or region for which there is an advisory to “Avoid all travel” at the time of application. If you are selected and an advisory to “Avoid all travel” is introduced for the country or region of research, you will be required to follow the advisory even after a contract is signed.
Approximately 20 awards of a maximum of CA$20,000 each
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