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IDRC offers many competitions and awards for developing-country researchers, institutions, and Canadian researchers. Many are offered annually, so be sure to check deadlines on specific competitions throughout the year.
 
From supporting research on simple cropping systems to training in grant administration, IDRC funds work that helps developing countries build research capacity—and find answers.
 
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Call for proposals: Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) 31/03/2015

The Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) program is launching a new call for a systematic review of existing evidence of the effects of women’s economic empowerment on economic growth.   Title:  The effects of women's economic...

Community Forestry: Trees and People – John G. Bene Fellowship 01/04/2015

Deadline: April 1, 2015 by 4:00 pm EDT (Ottawa time) IDRC offers this fellowship annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Candidates must have an academic background...

Call for proposals: Scaling Up Food Security and Nutrition Innovations - Canadian International Food Security Research Fund 27/03/2015

Canada’s International Development Research Centre and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada are pleased to announce the 2015 open call for proposals under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (the “Fund”).   Deadline...

2015 IDRC-IGIDR Fellowships for Asian Students 30/04/2015

Canada's International Development Research Centre will fund 13 fellowships through the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) of India in the August 2015-July 2016 academic year. The program aims to build capacity in inclusive...

Call for Applications: The African Population and Health Research Center 2015 African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF) 15/01/2015

Deadline: January 15, 2015The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is pleased to announce the eighth call for applications for the African Doctoral...

GrOW Call for proposals: Effects of patterns of growth on women’s economic empowerment 23/02/2015

In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID) and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to announce a call for research proposals concerning the...

PEP-Page launches Call for Proposals on inclusive growth and employment 30/10/2014

The Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment (PAGE) research initiative invites proposals from small, gender-balanced research teams in developing countries. Priority is given to researchers from and based in low-income countries, fragile and/or...

Call for Proposals: IDRC-NIH Collaboration on Interdisciplinary Research and Training in Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Program 19/11/2014

IDRC is pleased to announce its collaboration with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) program. This call invites applications for parallel support from IDRC to GEOHealth Hub...

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Canadian Partnerships Small Grants
23/09/2014

IDRC’s Canadian Partnerships Program invites organizations incorporated and headquartered in Canada to submit applications for its 2014-2015 Small Grants for Innovative Research and Knowledge Sharing.   Who can apply Local, regional, national...

The Bentley Cropping Systems Fellowship 01/10/2014

Deadline: October 1, 2014 by 4:00 pm ESTThe award   IDRC offers this Fellowship (a bequest from Helen S. Bentley and C. Fred Bentley) every two years in October to a Canadian, permanent resident of Canada, or citizen of a developing country. You...

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