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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 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...

IDRC launches new initiative to increase capacity in health systems research in Asia


Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening InitiativeCanada’s International Development Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce the Asia Health Systems Research Capacity Strengthening Initiative, a new joint initiative of IDRC’s Governance for...

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From waste to fertilizer: IDRC awardee closing the nutrient gap in Ghana's soils

From waste to fertilizer: IDRC awardee closing the nutrient gap in Ghana's soils

Research carried out by IDRC awardee Noah Adamtey has helped Accra, Ghana’s capital, solve two disparate problems: environmental pollution from uncollected garbage and poor soil fertility. In Accra, the municipal waste management system collects...

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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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