IDRC International Doctoral Research Awards

IDRC International Doctoral Research Awards (IDRC-IDRA) build capacity and develop research skills in Canada and the Global South to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

The project aims to strengthen the capacities of emerging researchers at Canadian universities, growing the cohort of researchers able to design, lead and carry out high quality research that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals and specific development outcome areas of particular interest to International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

“For decades, IDRC has offered scholarships to doctoral students at Canadian universities to pursue international field work that ensures relevant and impactful research is done to tackle key development challenges of the day. In partnership with Universities Canada, these awards continue the tradition of research excellence while expanding the award’s reach. The need has never been greater to ensure the best new ideas are supported from all corners of the globe to help tackle the challenges of our time and provide a path forward for a more inclusive and sustainable world.”
Dominique Charron, Vice President of Programs and Partnerships at IDRC.

“Canadian universities are invested in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and addressing the most pressing challenges facing humankind. With the support of the IDRC-IDRA scholarship, the next generation of researchers and innovators will bring new ideas and solutions to improve lives and advance knowledge in the developing world.”
Paul Davidson, President of Universities Canada

This program offers 24 awards of up to $20,000. See profiles of the 2022 recipients below.

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Universities Canada