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: Proposals
Deadline: May 23, 2017
he calls for implementation research will contribute to the objectives of IDRC’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program, which supports innovative and solution-oriented research to improve the quality, accessibility and accountability of health services to women, children, and adolescents, especially the most vulnerable.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: May 23, 2017
The calls for implementation research will contribute to the objectives of IDRC’s Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program, which supports innovative and solution-oriented research to improve the quality, accessibility and accountability of health services to women, children, and adolescents, especially the most vulnerable.
Call for: Proposals
Deadline: March 21, 2017
This call is open to applicants from research-focused organizations from the private sector, academia, and research institutes around the world.
Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: March 15, 2017
This call for expressions of interest is open to established research 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 with strong research and policy engagement track records.

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