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”.

Call for: Expressions of interest
Deadline: Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 23:30
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: Expressions of interest
Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 23:00
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.