New funding for early-career researchers

April 18, 2017

A bequest from Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia is set to provide new funding for young researchers.

The David and Ruth Hopper and Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia Canada Fund is co-supported by IDRC and the IDRC Alumni Association, and is managed by IDRC, with the purpose of funding young researchers in the early stages of their careers, particularly women, through fellowships, scholarships, or internships.

Starting in the spring of 2017 and biannually thereafter, IDRC will offer a David and Ruth Hopper and Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia Canada Research Fellowship to a top candidate in Canada identified through the IDRC Doctoral Research Award (IDRA) call. Candidates applying to the IDRA call will automatically be considered for the fellowship, which will be of the same value and have the same parameters as the IDRAs.

Later in 2017 and annually thereafter, IDRC will also support an institution in the Philippines to manage a David and Ruth Hopper and Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia Research Canada Fellowship for a deserving scholar in the Philippines.

Also in 2017, IDRC will offer a David and Ruth Hopper and Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia Canada Internship or Fellowship, to be managed annually by one of IDRC’s regional offices, on a rotational basis. Details will be available through the appropriate regional office in any given year (Montevideo 2017; Nairobi 2018; New Delhi 2019; Cairo 2020, and so on).

And beginning in 2018 and biannually thereafter, IDRC will support an institution in India to manage a David and Ruth Hopper and Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia Research Canada Fellowship for a deserving scholar in India.

Read more about the David and Ruth Hopper and Ramesh and Pilar Bhatia Canada.