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Fellowships and Awards
Deepening development expertise
IDRC’s Fellowships and Awards program supports Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries to acquire more practical and research-oriented knowledge.
From graduate students conducting applied research with African farmers to scholars studying environmental issues facing the urban poor, IDRC funding is helping to create a generation of researchers in Canada and in developing countries with enhanced skills, deeper knowledge, a broader world view, and greater experience.


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Boosting Capacity for Health Research in Africa

Africa's progress is linked to its capacity to generate, adapt, and use scientific knowledge to meet regional health and development needs. But Africa's institutions of higher learning that are mandated to foster this capacity in fact lack adequate...


IDRC invites applications for fellowship in community forestry


IDRC is now accepting applications for the Community Forestry – Trees and People: John G. Bene Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing their master's or doctoral studies at a Canadian...

IDRC awardee receives first Canadian PhD in international development


Kent Schroeder successfully defended his thesis on development in Bhutan to become Canada's first PhD graduate in international development studies, at the University of Guelph.   Throughout his doctorate Schroeder worked as director of...

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Sandrine Ebakisse: Mixed messages: Communicating research in the corridors of power

Sandrine Ebakisse: Mixed messages: Communicating research in the corridors of power

​Some researchers spend months or years waiting for their eureka moment. For Sandrine Ebakisse, the moment that made her sit up and take notice came in the first field interview she carried out as part of her IDRC Research Award.   When Ebakisse...

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Insider's View on Research Awards

Read what a group of former Research Award recipients have to say about their experiences at IDRC.

Amanda Jones with a group
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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