International Development Research Centre
Background: The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Crown corporation created by the Parliament of Canada in 1970 to help developing countries use science and technology to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face. Our support is directed toward creating a local research community whose work will build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies.
Awards: IDRC funds research activities that are designed to directly benefit developing countries and their citizens. Here you will find information about how to apply for funding and how to manage the funds you receive.
- The first section provides guidelines for researchers who would like to approach IDRC for financial support.
- The second section provides information about training awards offered by IDRC, as well as information on IDRC’s partnership programs.
Select from the links below to obtain more information:
- How to Approach IDRC for Funding
Detailed instructions on how to apply for IDRC funding, as well as the forms needed to present both ideas and full project proposals.
- Fellowships and Awards
Provides opportunities for the next generation of researchers from Canada and the developing world to pursue international development research.
- Canadian Partnerships Program
Supports Canadian universities and organizations, such as professional associations and non-governmental organizations, that undertake research on global development issues.
- Administration of projects, consultancies, and travel
Guidelines and instructions for recipients of IDRC funding about the administrative and financial procedures to follow.
More information is available at the International Development Research Centre website.
Last updated February 9, 2011