International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Awards


Likely in February 2025

Annual Value

Ranges from $42,033 to $48,659


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


The IDRC Research Awards are offered to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries enrolled in 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 (within the last three years).

Research award recipients will join IDRC for a one-year paid program to undertake research on the topic they have submitted. They will receive hands-on experience in research and program management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.  For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time non-union employees of IDRC. Benefits include employer contributions to employment insurance, employer health tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave. Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$15,000.


Further Information

Complete details are available on the IDRC website.  Questions should be directed to IDRC.


Read tips on applying, reference letters, statement of interest, reaching out to prospective supervisors, interviews and more in our Application Guide!