To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:
- be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country
- be enrolled at a Canadian university at the master’s or doctoral level. (At the time of application, you must have completed several, but not necessarily all, courses in the graduate program.)
- your research proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor
- your proposed field research must take place in Canada and in one or more developing countries and be conducted for a master’s or doctoral dissertation
- you must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in both the Canadian and developing-country regions in which the research will take place
- you must have completed course work and passed comprehensive exams before taking up the award.
(You have up to 12 months to start your field research from the date we make the final selection.)
Note that master’s level students are only eligible to apply for the award pertaining to research into the First Nations or Inuit communities and a developing country.
IDRC offers these awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards support field research in Canada and one or more developing countries.