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What we fund 

IDRC funds research in developing countries to:
  • promote growth and development
  • reduce poverty and create equitable access to resources and services
  • encourage good governance and build strong policies
  • address existing or emerging problems in developing countries.
How we fund

IDRC funds research in two ways:

1. Grants. These are competitive funding calls that appear throughout the year. Eligibility criteria varies with each call.
See all grants
2. Unsolicited concept notes. Some Programs accept unsolicited concept notes if your research idea fits within their funding priorities.

Learn more about submitting an unsolicited concept note


Graduate student awards

Master’s, PhD, post-doctoral students can apply for a number research awards.

Learn more
Knowledge, innovation, and solutions to improve the lives of people in the developing world
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