Funding

IDRC funds projects that aim to bring employment, food security, health, peace, and prosperity to developing regions of the world.

We offer grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges.

Current opportunities

All open calls for funding are found below, under the tab labeled “Open”.

Archived calls, which offer a sense of the types of calls IDRC manages, are kept on the site for one year. You’ll find them under the tab labeled “Closed”.

Open
Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:00
This call will support cutting edge applied field and/or laboratory research projects with the potential to generate high impact and innovative results with particular impact on the food insecure and poor in eligible eastern and southern African countries.
Closed
Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:00
Targeting collaborative, applied economics research, the Call aims to support the implementation of effective fiscal and other policy measures to help prevent tobacco-related disease and save lives.
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 23:45
IDRC seeks to bridge the gap between the supply of, and demand for, research and training in applied science fields to support direct applications to socioeconomic development at the regional and national scales.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 16:00
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: Monday, August 28, 2017 - 23:45
To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements: Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or be a citizen of a developing country with a work permit in Canada valid until September 30, 2018;
Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: Monday, August 7, 2017 - 23:45
This call is open to teams of Myanmar-based researchers with expertise and experience in economics, public finance, gender, political science, and other related social sciences.
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:45
This call is open to independent policy research institutions (“think tanks”), based in Myanmar whose research is centered on national-level issues of democratic transition and economic development.
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 23:45
This is a call for experts in civil registration, information technology, public health, statistics, law, and social behaviour change for civil registration and vital statistics systems strengthening.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 16:00
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 23:45
The calls for implementation research will contribute to the objectives of IDRC’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program, which supports innovative and solution-oriented research to improve the quality, accessibility and accountability of health services to women, children, and adolescents, especially the most vulnerable.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 23:45
he calls for implementation research will contribute to the objectives of IDRC’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program, which supports innovative and solution-oriented research to improve the quality, accessibility and accountability of health services to women, children, and adolescents, especially the most vulnerable.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:00
This call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations from the private sector, academia, and research institutes around the world.
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 23:00
This call for expressions of interest is open to established research organizations in eligible low-, middle- or upper-middle income countries in sub-Saharan and North Africa, the Middle East, South and South East Asia, and Latin America with strong research and policy engagement track records.