Call for Applications: IDRC Research Awards 2023/2024

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The IDRC research awards programme helps to build the capacity and careers of individuals by funding academic study and mobility, research, the development of complementary skills, and hands-on experience.

This year IDRC will offer research awards related to these development areas or themes: Climate-Resilient Food Systems, Democratic and Inclusive Governance, Education and Science, Ethics in Development Research, Global Health, Policy and Evaluation, and Sustainable Inclusive Economies. All awards will be based in Ottawa except for the Global Health award that will be based in Nairobi.

If your research proposal is selected, you will join IDRC as a Research award recipient for a period of 12 months from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024 to undertake research on the topic you have submitted. You will receive hands-on experience in research and programme management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.


  • Awardees in Ottawa will be considered full-time non-union employees of IDRC for payroll purposes. Benefits include employer contributions to employment insurance, employer health tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave. The salary range is CA$42,033 – CA$48,659.
  • The awardee in Nairobi is considered a term employee working on the Research Awardee pay scale as defined in the Locally engaged Staff manual. The salary range is 2,032,072 to 3,204,520 KES
  • For all awardees some travel and research expenses are also supported.


  • For the awards based in Ottawa: Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and students from low or middle-income countries, enrolled in a Canadian university with a work permit valid for full-time work (37.5 hours per week) in Canada until April 30, 2024.
  • For the Global Health award based in Nairobi, the candidates must hold Kenyan citizenship.
  • Students who are enrolled in or who have completed a master’s programme from a recognized university within the last three years.
  • Preference will be given to students who have completed a master’s degree.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Relevance of the proposal to IDRC’s mission and mandate
  • Relevance of the proposal to selected development outcome area
  • Clarity and quality of the proposal
  • Clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations and gender dimension of the proposed research
  • Applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed program of research including academic qualifications, local language abilities, and related experience 
  • Applicant’s capacity to conduct program of work, including related employment experience

How To Apply

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For more information, visit IDRC Research Awards

Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

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