The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is accepting applications for the Canadian Window on International Development Awards for citizens from developing countries and Canada.
These awards reflect the fact that the boundaries between international development policy and domestic policy increasingly parallel similar problems in developing countries so that both Canada and the less developed countries benefit from research on these issues. The complexities of national economic and social development in Canada are increasingly evident, and are often related to international issues. Similarly Canadian trade, investment, immigration and other policies often affect development in less developed countries. These awards will support research that illustrates these interrelationships.
Special Feature of this Award
Successful candidates will propose comparative research requiring data from both Canada and a developing country to better understand the common, interrelated problem/issue, identified by the applicant. Selection will favor proposals that demonstrate:
- the relevance of the research topic for Canada and for the developing country or countries being studied; and
- the close linkage between the international and national component of the topic.
- Successful proposals will also identify the potential for Canada and the developing country to learn from one another in dealing with the shared problem or issue.
- Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status in Canada, or hold a citizenship of a developing country;
- Be registered at a Canadian university;
- Be conducting the proposed research for a doctoral or Master’s dissertation;
- Must have completed course work and passed comprehensive examinations by the time of the award tenure.
Please note: Master’s level students are only eligible to apply for the award pertaining to research into the First Nations or Inuit communities and a developing country.
Award tenure corresponds to a period of field research, which will be no less than 3 consecutive months in a developing country and, in general, no more than 12 months.
A maximum of $20,000 per year will be awarded, to cover justifiable field research expenses. Candidates must propose a budget that covers the costs of fieldwork in Canada and/or other developing countries.
Please note that living expenses incurred at the researcher’s home base will not be supported.
Number of Awards 2 to 3 per year, depending on the final budget of the proposals.
April 1, 2011 (awards will be announced in September 2011).
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