IDRC Research Awards 2011: For Researchers

Posted by Jamal Fida Saturday, August 13, 2011 0 comments
Closing Date: September 12,2011:
IDRC offers these research awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university.

As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time (often around 50%), you will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with your chosen program. You will work under the mentorship of a program officer.

These awards focus on research carried out in one or more developing countries. Most research awards positions are for 12 months and are based at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada. A few take place in one of IDRC’s six regional offices. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC's research priorities.

The IDRC research awards aim to provide exposure to research for international development through a program of training in research management and grant administration under the guidance of IDRC program staff. They are designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in research program management, and in the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective. 

You will be expected to provide support to management and program staff in some of the following areas:
  • synthesize project outcomes
  • produce publications and dissemination materials or activities on research results
  • participate in team meetings
  • carry out research to locate, review, and synthesize relevant material
  • prepare state of the art reviews
  • prepare correspondence, reports, and presentations
  • help organize meetings, workshops, and seminars
  • prepare minutes
  • update and maintain databases
  • maintain the program’s web pages
  • exchange with other institutions working on a broad range of issues related to programming.
In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, we do not support awards that involve research in Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia.

More Information:
http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Funding/Competitions/Pages/CompetitionDetails.aspx?CompetitionID=14

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