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.

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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: Expressions of interest
Deadline: December 13, 2019 by 23:45 (EST)
Closed
Call for: Applications
Deadline: October 16, 2019
Apply to join independent RQ+ College of Reviewers to assess quality of research across IDRC’s programs.
Call for: Applications
Deadline: September 18, 2019
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: August 15, 2019
Call for: Applications
Deadline: July 04, 2019
This call is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: June 14, 2019
Call for: Applications
Deadline: May 23, 2019
This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university.
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.

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