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Canada-International Development Research Center

Grants and related support for research in agriculture, environment, and natural resources in the developing world

Principal Office: Canada

Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC) helps developing countries use science and technology to find practical and long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems they face.

IDRC makes grants for applied research by researchers in developing countries and Canada, and it builds capacity in the developing countries for innovative research.

Research themes in IDRC include food and agriculture, environment, and natural resources (among several others).

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

1 — Research Grants. IDRC announces calls for research proposals that appear throughout the year. Some calls are for organizations and consortia, while others are for individual researchers.

2 — Fellowships and Awards for Graduate Students. IDRC offers a variety of fellowships, capacity-building programs, and related opportunities for graduate students in Canada and developing countries. Each type of award has specific eligibility requirements by citizenship, age, and other criteria.

Link to Calls for Proposals

 Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

IDRC focuses on the following developing countries, classified according to the regional framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

East Asia: China

South Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories, Tunisia

Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay

IDRC’s website is available in English, French, and Spanish. Selected materials are available in other languages.

IDRC publishes guidelines and forms to aid applicants and recipients of grants, fellowships, and other funding awards.

Regions and countries explain IDRC’s themes and programs.

IDRC works from Ottawa as well as from several regional offices (see Contact Us).

February 2021