IDRC Doctoral Research Awards


Likely in June 2024

Annual Value

up to $20,000


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the capacity and growth of Canadian and developing country research to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Awards will cover the costs of field research conducted for a doctoral dissertation in one or more countries in the Global South.  Regions of the Global South are defined as: Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, southern Africa, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Far East Asia, Caribbean, Central America, South America, Oceania.  Field research must be relevant to one of six development outcome areas to which IDRC aims to contribute through its work (see Eligibility below).


Further Information

For complete eligibility requirements, application procedures, and other details, please visit the IDRC webpage.  They also provide FAQs.  Questions should be directed to


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