Funding

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges.

Through calls for research proposals, we fund projects that aim to bring employment, food security, health, peace, and prosperity to developing regions of the world.

Current opportunities

All open calls for funding are found below, under the tab labeled “Open”.

Archived calls, which offer a sense of the types of calls IDRC manages, are kept on the site for one year. You’ll find them under the tab labeled “Closed”.

Open
Call for: Applications
Deadline: July 04, 2019 by 16:00 (EDT)
This call is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: May 23, 2019 by 04:00 (EDT)
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
Closed
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: January 03, 2019
This call is open to local, independent policy research organizations, or think tanks, that undertake cross-cutting policy and action research on climate mitigation and climate adaption solutions to tackle climate change challenges in Indonesia.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: November 16, 2018
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: October 10, 2018
This call is open to organizations programming in low and middle income countries and promoting research focused on these countries.
Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: October 08, 2018
The call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations, academia, research institutions, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations around the world.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: September 24, 2018
IDRC and FAPESP launch a call for proposals to foster research and development by small businesses.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: September 05, 2018
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: July 13, 2018
This call is intended to fund collaborative partnerships between Canadian and African researchers based out of established, research-oriented organizations in North and sub-Saharan Africa and Canada.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: June 20, 2018
This call is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: May 30, 2018
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: April 23, 2018
This call is open to established research-oriented organizations in eligible low-, middle- or upper-middle income countries in sub-Saharan and North Africa, the Middle East, South and South East Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: March 02, 2018
This call will support cutting edge applied field and/or laboratory research projects with the potential to generate high impact and innovative results with particular impact on the food insecure and poor in eligible eastern and southern African countries.
Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: December 15, 2017
Targeting collaborative, applied economics research, the Call aims to support the implementation of effective fiscal and other policy measures to help prevent tobacco-related disease and save lives.
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: September 24, 2017
IDRC seeks to bridge the gap between the supply of, and demand for, research and training in applied science fields to support direct applications to socioeconomic development at the regional and national scales.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: September 06, 2017
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR who have completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: August 28, 2017
To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements: Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada or be a citizen of a developing country with a work permit in Canada valid until September 30, 2018;
Call for: Concept notes
Deadline: August 07, 2017
This call is open to teams of Myanmar-based researchers with expertise and experience in economics, public finance, gender, political science, and other related social sciences.
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: July 25, 2017
This call is open to independent policy research institutions (“think tanks”), based in Myanmar whose research is centered on national-level issues of democratic transition and economic development.
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: June 30, 2017
This is a call for experts in civil registration, information technology, public health, statistics, law, and social behaviour change for civil registration and vital statistics systems strengthening.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: May 31, 2017
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.

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