IDRC Doctoral Research Awards, Canadians and Developing Countries, Canada, 2014

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Scholarship Description:

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards, Canadians and Developing Countries, Canada, 2014 is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

IDRC offers research awards for Canadians and developing countries’ students  for pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are  intended for field research in one or more developing countries. Students  must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up  the award. Approximately 20 to 25 awards are offered per competition  and will cover justifiable field research expenses up to CA$20,000  a year.

Study Subject (s): Awards are provided in the  field of Agriculture and Environment, Global Health Policy, Science and  Innovation, Social and Economic Policy at Canadian university. Course  Level: The Awards are available for pursuing doctoral studies at a  Canadian university. Scholarship Provider: IDRC Scholarship can  be taken at: Canada (doctoral studies at a Canadian university) and one or  more developing countries (field research)

Eligibility:  To be eligible, you must meet the following  requirements: -be a citizen or  permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country -be enrolled at a Canadian university at  the doctoral level (when you submit your application, you must have  completed several courses of the doctoral program but not necessarily all the  courses) -your research  proposal must be approved by your thesis supervisor -your proposed field research must take place in one or more developing countries and  be conducted for a doctoral dissertation -you must provide evidence of affiliation with an institution or organization in the  developing region(s) in which the research will take place -you must have completed coursework and passed comprehensive exams before taking up  the award.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of  Canada and developing countries ( Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and  Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados,  Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana,  Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape  Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China,  Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo,  Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic,  Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon,  The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana,  Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan,  Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho,  Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives,  Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of  Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru,  Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New  Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda,  Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra  Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis,  Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname,  Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga,  Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine,  United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen,  Zambia, Zimbabwe, can apply for these Awards.

Scholarship Description: IDRC offers these awards twice a year in  April and October to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries  pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university. These awards are intended  for field research in one or more developing countries. Candidates must conduct  their research in areas corresponding to IDRC program priorities. Since  1982, IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field  of international development. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to  promote the growth of Canadian and developing-country capacity in research on  sustainable and equitable development from an international perspective.

Number of award (s): Approximately 20 to 25 awards are  offered per competition.

Duration of award (s): Award tenure corresponds to the period of field  research. In general, it will be no less than 3 consecutive months in each  developing country researched and no more than 12 months. IDRC is responsible  for field research expenses occurring only after the  announcement of the results and from the date indicated in the official letter  to successful candidates. The award is not retroactive: field research expenses  that took place before the results announcement will not be covered.

What does it cover?  The award will cover justifiable field  research expenses up to CA$20,000  a year. The budget covers one return trip from Canada to the  developing country or countries. It also covers housing, food, insurance, travel  within the country (ies) of  research, and several field research expenses. The award does not support  expenses related to your relatives, spouse, or children.

Selection Criteria: The following criteria will be used to evaluate  applications: -relevance to  sustainable and equitable development -fit with IDRC program priorities -overall appropriateness, completeness,  and clarity of the research proposal -overall feasibility, duration, and  timing of the research -originality and creativity of the  research -gender dimensions of  the research -ethical considerations of the research -benefit of the research to the  communities where the research is taking place -suitability of the affiliated institution -budget -the applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed research, including academic  training, local language capacity, and related experience -whether the applicant has received another IDRC award. (Candidates cannot receive more  than one IDRC award in a given year.)

Notification: Awards will be announced in March 2014 (for October 2,  2013) and Awards will be announced in September 2014.(for  April 2, 2014). Candidates recommended for an award will be advised by  email.

How to Apply: Complete the eligibility and application  forms online, and upload scanned copies of the documents.

Note: Candidates will be able to access the  online application forms around the end of July 2013.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline  is October 2, 2013 and April 2, 2014,

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

Degree Level:

IDRC Doctoral Research Awards, Canadians and Developing Countries, Canada, 2014 is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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