2020 IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Students from Developing Nations

2020 IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Students from Developing Nations: International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is now accepting applications for this year’s IDRC Doctoral Research Awards (IDRA). The awards are intended for field research and to increase the research capacity in Canada and in developing nations. The awards are open to Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, citizens from other developing countries who are pursuing PhD (doctoral) studies at a Canadian university.

The international Development Research Centre (IDRC) funds research in developing countries to help promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change in the developing nations. It aims to support leading thinkers who advance knowledge and solve practical development problems. IDRC provide resources, advice and training required to implement and share solutions with those who need them most.


Award Sponsor(s): IDRC

Award to be taken at: Canada and Developing Countries

Award level: Postgraduate (PhD)

Award Worth: CA$20,000

Award Slots: Approximately 20 awards

Subject Eligibility: Physics and Chemistry

Country/Candidate Eligibility: The Award is for doctoral candidates from Canada and developing countries.


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Award Eligibility and Selection Criteria: To be considered for the 2020 IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Students from Developing Nations, applicants are to meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and citizens of developing countries excluding countries in southern and eastern Europe, South Caucasus, and Central Asia (but including Afghanistan) pursuing doctoral (PhD) studies at a Canadian university. Awards will cover the costs of field research conducted for a doctoral dissertation in one or more countries in the Global South.
  • Applicants must be enrolled at a Canadian university at the doctoral level and must have completed several courses of the doctoral program, but not necessarily courses, when you submit your application.
  • Applicant’s research proposal must be approved by his/her thesis supervisor.
  • Proposed field research must be conducted for a doctoral dissertation and must take place in one or more developing countries.
  • Applicants must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the developing region(s) in which the research will take place.


See Also:

  1. Vanier Canadian Scholarships 2020 in Canada for International Students (Fully-funded)
  2. TWAS-CSIR Postgraduate Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries, 2020/2021


Research country and region exceptions include Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of), Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, southern and eastern Europe, Central Asia and South Caucasus

Application Procedures for the 2020 IDRC Doctoral Research Awards for Students from Developing Nations


Applicants are to submit their completed application before the application Deadline by visiting the website. Applicants may open a session and complete tasks without being obliged to submit their application in the same session. Until you hit the final “submit” button, applicants may always return to their application to edit or add content.

Application Deadline: June 17, 2020 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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