Sunday, 15 August 2010

Canada:IDRC’s Graduate Research Awards 2010/2011 On Climate Change and Water

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development. The result is innovative, lasting local solutions that aim to bring choice and change to those who need it most. IDRC’s Climate Change and Water Program (CCW) helps developing country researchers to understand the consequences of climate change on water resources and to find ways to improve the ability of citizens and governments to adapt to the changing environment.

The purpose of CCW’s Adaptation H2O Graduate Research Awards is to build the research capacity in developing countries by providing awards to graduate students working on subjects related to climate change and water.


* A maximum of seven awards, each with a maximum value of CA$15,000, are available this year. The award covers field work expenses for graduate students who are citizens of a developing country and who are enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at a Canadian or developing country university.
* A maximum of two awards, each with a maximum value of CA$15,000, are also available this year to cover field work expenses of Canadian citizens (or permanent residents of Canada) who are graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian university.
* The award covers the field work period, which must be at least three continuous months and no more than 12 months in duration.
* The awards are only meant to cover research expenses and not university tuition or affiliation fees.


To be eligible for an award, applicants must meet the following criteria, in addition to any other conditions set out in this call for proposals:

* Applications will ONLY be accepted in English or French.
* All applicants must be either citizens of a developing country, have permanent resident status in Canada or be Canadian citizens.
* The proposed field work must take place in a developing country and start no later than July 1, 2011.
* All applicants must be registered in a graduate program at a Canadian or developing country university. The applicant’s research supervisor must provide training and supervision in the field of the proposed research for the entire duration of the award period.
* Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada must be enrolled in a doctoral program; developing country nationals can be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program.
* In principle, applicants must have completed all the required course work for their program of study before receiving the award. An exception will be granted where a university requires one or two more courses to be done after the field research.
* All doctoral applicants must have successfully passed comprehensive written and oral examinations for the academic program in which they are enrolled before receiving the award.
* All applicants must be affiliated with one reputable non-academic institution (national/international organization, institute or NGO) in the developing country in which the proposed research will take place. This will provide the participant with better access to scientific knowledge, networking possibilities and increase the likelihood that the supported research will contribute to useful local interventions.
* All applicants must submit a budget. For details on the preparation of the budget, please use the Application form below.
* The application must include all the required documents listed in the Application checklist below.

Deadline: Friday October 15, 2010 (before 4pm Ottawa time)

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