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Now accepting applications for IDRC Research Awards

Research award recipients undertake a one-year paid program of research focused on at least one developing country. They also receive hands-on experience in research management from an international perspective. 

Do you have a research idea?

Our research priorities range from agriculture to climate change, employment, health, and networked economies. We’d love to hear about your idea.

Projects and success stories

An entrepreneurial farmer employing water harvesting in Ethiopia.

Examining women’s early labour market transitions in sub-Saharan Africa

The way in which young women transition from school to work greatly affects the quality of their economic lives. This project will study factors that can affect labour market outcomes for women in Eastern and West Africa.

Learn more Examining women’s early labour market transitions in sub-Saharan Africa

Empowering women-owned businesses in India

The opportunity to have a secure source of income is changing lives in India

Find out how Empowering women-owned businesses in India

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At IDRC, we believe in the power of partnerships to drive change

We invite you to partner with us to invest in world class research. Together, we can shape lives and livelihoods in developing countries.

Spotlight: Global Affairs Canada

Our work with Global Affairs Canada creates healthier futures for mothers and children, increases food security, and makes development data freely accessible.

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Resilient Cities 2016: Seventh Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation
How can cities adapt to climate change? Who is most at risk? What can be done to reduce negative...
Three white cows graze in a dry Kenyan pasture


Global Call for Research Proposals: Innovations in Livestock Vaccines
The Livestock Vaccine Innovation Fund (LVIF) is pleased to announce the first of two research calls...
Government of Canada offers new health research training awards to refugees
The Government of Canada is offering new doctoral and post-doctoral health research training awards...