International Development Research Centre Program in Ottawa, Canada

Deadline: 6 August 2014
Open to: citizens of a developing country or Canada
Benefits: travel, insurance and research expenses, plus a salary ranging from CA$39,000 to CA$45,000 per annum.


The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian Crown corporation established in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their problems. For 2015, IDRC is awarding researchers to undertake a one-year paid program of research and receive hands-on experience in research management, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

The duration of the program spans from January to December 2015, with a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months. Based in Ottawa, Canada. Some selected placements can be located in one of IDRC’s Regional Offices.


Eligible candidates must:

  • be a citizen of a developing country or a citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • be currently enrolled at a recognized university at the master’s or doctoral level or have completed a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university;
  • have a valid work permit before working at IDRC (only for non-Canadians residing in that country);
  • not receive any other Canadian government scholarship, bursary, award, subsidy, or honorarium, or hold any federal government contract in support of a research project for the duration of the award, and
  • must have a proposed research focus on one or more developing countries, excluding Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.


CA$39,000-CA$45,000 (salary for one-year). Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$10,000. Benefits include contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and 4% of salary in lieu of vacation leave.


The deadline for submitting application is 6 August 2014.

In order to apply, interested candidates should access the application form directly HERE.

For further information please visit the official website.

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