Current IDRC Competitions - May 2018

Thu. May. 24, 2018

IDRC currently has two opportunities open.  Please distribute to colleagues who might be interested and/or eligible for these calls.

Trees and People: Resilience in a changing climate – John G. Bene Fellowship 2018

Deadline: June 20

Eligibility: This call is open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university

About: IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development since 1982. The Bene fellowship, a bequest from the estate of John G. Bene, is offered annually to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada pursuing master’s or doctoral studies at a Canadian university. Candidates should have an academic background that combines an interest in forests with social sciences (e.g., forestry/agroforestry/natural resources management/environmental sciences).

We offer this fellowship to facilitate field research on the relationship between forest resources and the social, economic, cultural, and environmental welfare of people in developing countries, particularly in the face of changing climate conditions. The successful candidate will propose research that benefits less privileged people in developing countries, aiming to increase the resilience of individuals and forest communities facing difficult contexts and challenges. Note that work focused on genomics and/or genetic modification is not eligible.

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OWSD Fellowships for Early Career Women Scientists

Deadline: August 31

Eligibility: women scientists from countries where the capacity for science and technology is lagging; who have completed their PhD in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; and employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the eligible countries.

About: ECWS fellows will be supported for two years to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institutes; to build up research groups that will attract international visitors; and to develop links with industry.  The ECWS fellowships are funded by IDRC. UNESCO’s Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World is jointly funded by IDRC and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

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