IDRC welcomes its 2021 Research Award Recipients

January 05, 2021

IDRC is pleased to announce the winners of the call for the 2021 IDRC Research Awards.

Picture shows a group of researchers meeting for a Focus Group Discussion in Nairobi Kenya, in 2017.
Victor Oteku

The IDRC Research Awards offer recipients a one-year program at IDRC that includes field research (virtual in 2021) in a developing country on a topic within IDRC’s thematic areas of focus. The program also provides hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

Meet the 2021 Research Award Recipients and learn more about their research topics:

IDRC’s 2021 Research Award recipients

Will be hosted by IDRC’s Advisory Committee on Research Ethics (ACRE) and Global Health program
Research: Ethical dilemmas and the development of an ethics framework for the implementation of a mHealth (mobile health) intervention in the context of the Rwandan COVID-19 public health response
Maryam is completing her Masters in Science at the University of British Columbia

Elisabeth Ilboudo NEBIE
Will be hosted by IDRC’s Climate-resilient Food Systems program
Research: “Famines are a thing of the past”: Indigenous resilience strategies as drivers of change in the rural food environment in Burkina Faso, West Africa
Elisabeth completed her PhD in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

To Trieu Hai LY (known as Tracy)
Will be hosted by IDRC’s Education and Science program
Research: Bridging the digital gender divide via educational innovations – the case of Vietnam
Tracy completed her Masters of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia

Will be hosted by IDRC’s Global Health program
Research: Differential experiences of infectious disease stigma by gender: a mixed-methods analysis of community members affected by tuberculosis in South Africa
Isabel completed her Masters in Science, Global Health at McMaster University

Will be hosted by IDRC’s Democratic and Inclusive Governance program
Research: The gendered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among internal migrants in India
Natasha will be completing her PhD in Sociology at the University of Maryland in 2023

Will be hosted by IDRC’s Sustainable and Inclusive Economies program
Research: Impact of foreign direct investment on environment in India since liberalization (1991)
Shilpi completed her PhD in Environmental Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University in India

Read about the experiences of past awardees

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