Deadline:

18 September, 2019.

Location:

Canada.  

(Award)

Description

IDRC research award 2020: Climate Change

Since 2015, the Climate Change program has supported research for making cities resilient to climate change, and for mobilizing financing for adaptation and working with private sector actors, and for building the resilience of people living in vulnerable landscapes. Since 2018, IDRC also supports the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) which makes information and learning on climate compatible development easier to access and use, in support of ambitious climate action. During 2019 the program is conducting an external evaluation on its support for leadership and partnership efforts, documenting IDRC contributions to climate action, and scoping future needs for climate and resilience research. Moving forward, IDRC anticipates opportunities to grow its support for climate action from a gender and social equity perspective, and for catalyzing low-carbon climate-resilient development.

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IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. They offer a number of research awards providing a unique opportunity to enhance research skills and gain a fresh perspective on crucial development issues. These one‐year, paid, in‐house programs of training and mentorship allow research award recipients to pursue their research goals and work in one of IDRC’s dynamic program teams.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Environmental studies
  • Climate change
  • Climate finance
  • Environmental economics
  • Public policy
  • Geography
  • Development studies/International development

Required Languages

English or French.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, North SUDAN, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA,COMOROS & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

12 months: January to December 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • This call is open to:
    • Canadians or permanent residents of Canada who are enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university OR have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university.
    • Citizens of a developing country who are enrolled in a master’s or a doctoral degree at a Canadian university OR have completed (within the last three years) a master’s or doctoral degree at a recognized university. In either case, applicants must already have a work permit valid for full-time work (37.5 hours per week) in Canada until December 31, 2020 prior to applying.

Note: the expectation of receiving a post-graduation work permit is not sufficient.

  • The proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
  • These awards may be part of an academic requirement.

Note: Successful award recipients cannot receive any other Canadian government scholarship, award, subsidy, bursary, or honorarium, or hold any federal government contract in support of a research/work project for the duration of the award. This includes any other IDRC award and any award managed by another institution but supported in whole or in part by IDRC, such as the Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars program.

Language requirements:

  • Applicants must be fluent in either English or French
  • Proficiency in a second official language (English or French) would be an asset

Other eligibility requirements:

  • It is highly desirable that the candidate has completed a master’s program related to one of the following disciplines:
    • Environmental studies
    • Climate change
    • Climate finance
    • Environmental economics
    • Public policy
    • Geography
    • Development studies/International development
  • General interest in research on adaptation to climate change, climate science, and/or research for impacting policy & practice;
  • Specific interest and some experience in climate adaptation in Africa, Asia, and/or Latin America and the Caribbean; and
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Opportunity Cost

(Award)

  • Research award recipients will join IDRC for a one-year paid program to undertake research on the topic they have submitted. They will receive hands-on experience in research and program management and support, grant administration, and the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.
  • For payroll purposes, awardees are considered full-time employees of IDRC. Benefits include employer contributions to employment insurance, employer health tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and paid vacation leave. Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$15,000.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account from here.

Second Step: Apply the application from here.

Research component:

  • relevance of the proposal to IDRC’s mandate and strategic priorities
  • relevance of the proposal to the chosen IDRC theme’s specifications
  • clarity and quality of the proposal
  • clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations and gender dimensions of the proposed research
  • applicant’s capacity to conduct the proposed program of research, including academic training, local language capacity, and related experience

Program management and support component:

  • applicant’s capacity to conduct program of work, including related employment experience

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This Scholarship Published by:
Reham Hassan / Egypt

Reviewed by “ Nada Ahmed/ Egypt and Samah Gacem/ Algeria
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