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IDRC Research Ideas Competition

IDRC Research Ideas Competition

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Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new Research Ideas Competition to promote health, sustainability and equity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The IDRC, a Canadian Crown corporation, funds research in developing countries to create lasting change on a large scale and supports local organisations in the Global South to generate the evidence that is relevant in their context. The IDRC is working with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Faculty of Arts and Sciences to manage this competition and ensure scientific integrity, ethical oversight and inclusivity. The goal of this competition is to inspire novel research ideas that aim to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability, and/or health, gender and social equity in LMICs. These novel ideas are expected to deliver health and environmental co-benefits by addressing the interlinked nutrition and environmental challenges and knowledge gaps that impede shifts towards healthier and sustainable food systems. These ideas will promote a conceptual understanding of healthy and sustainable food systems and account for the practical realities of their implementation.

This competition aims to:

 

  • Identify novel, solutions-oriented research ideas that promote healthy and sustainable food systems in LMICs;
  • Support interdisciplinary exchange of ideas that draw upon different theories, methodological tools, frameworks, and approaches;
  • Harness lessons from research, civil society and policy spheres which bridge the fields of global health, food systems and environmental sustainability research.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The primary applicant for this call must be a Doctoral Student or Post-doctoral Fellow that is
Canadian, permanent resident of Canada, or citizen of LMICs2 enrolled in a doctoral degree or post-doctoral fellowship program at a recognized university

Benefits

Benefits

Award Details: 10 winning applications will receive $10,000 CAD each administered directly to the primary applicant. The award will be provided upon the submission of the final idea write up and a formal presentation at the Ideas Symposium (virtual or in-person1). Award-winners will have access to mentorship from a broad interdisciplinary network of mentors including scientific and technical support. Award-winners will also have the opportunity to further strengthen their idea, contribute to a global compendium of research ideas, and attract the attention of a wider audience of researchers, trainees, policy-makers, funders and practitioners.

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Eligible Regions
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Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Angola, Africa, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Cook Island

Application Process

Application Process

Eligible applicants to this competition are required to submit a proposal (maximum 5 pages) of a research idea which directly addresses at least one of the three aforementioned thematic directions, and is informed by the key consideration of ‘building better from COVID 19’. In addition, the applicant can provide the details of up to two co-collaborators (optional) and their affiliations when completing an application form (a copy can be downloaded). Please note that all applicants will retain all intellectual ownership of their idea and will be able to further develop it as they would like. Applicants are not obligated to publish their proposal in the compendium of ideas.

The proposed research idea should be a research topic which explains:

  • a brief overview of the state of knowledge on this research topic;
  • a rationale which explains why and how research on this topic responds to the needs and priorities of the Global South, and how further research could help priority setting with donors;
  • a description of the theory, framework and/or methodological approach which could be used to describe and investigate this priority;
  • clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations of the proposed research;
  • the expected impact of research into this area as well as metrics or approaches that could be used to measure this impact.

 

In addition to this proposal, the CV of the primary applicant and one letter of support from a supervisor or a mentor that can speak to the potential for the idea and the research environment where the doctoral or postdoctoral fellow is based, should be included. Additional figures, frameworks, or scientific references can also be added in the supporting annexes (up to a maximum of three appendices and not included in the proposal page limit).

 

 

Key Dates

 

  • Deadline for submission of research idea: December 11th, 2020
  • Successful applicants will be invited to further their ideas through mentorship: February 2021
  • Ideas Symposium (virtual or in-person): Spring 2021

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

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IDRC Research Ideas Competition

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Description

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Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new Research Ideas Competition to promote health, sustainability and equity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The IDRC, a Canadian Crown corporation, funds research in developing countries to create lasting change on a large scale and supports local organisations in the Global South to generate the evidence that is relevant in their context. The IDRC is working with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Faculty of Arts and Sciences to manage this competition and ensure scientific integrity, ethical oversight and inclusivity. The goal of this competition is to inspire novel research ideas that aim to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability, and/or health, gender and social equity in LMICs. These novel ideas are expected to deliver health and environmental co-benefits by addressing the interlinked nutrition and environmental challenges and knowledge gaps that impede shifts towards healthier and sustainable food systems. These ideas will promote a conceptual understanding of healthy and sustainable food systems and account for the practical realities of their implementation.

This competition aims to:

 

  • Identify novel, solutions-oriented research ideas that promote healthy and sustainable food systems in LMICs;
  • Support interdisciplinary exchange of ideas that draw upon different theories, methodological tools, frameworks, and approaches;
  • Harness lessons from research, civil society and policy spheres which bridge the fields of global health, food systems and environmental sustainability research.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The primary applicant for this call must be a Doctoral Student or Post-doctoral Fellow that is
Canadian, permanent resident of Canada, or citizen of LMICs2 enrolled in a doctoral degree or post-doctoral fellowship program at a recognized university

Benefits

Benefits

Award Details: 10 winning applications will receive $10,000 CAD each administered directly to the primary applicant. The award will be provided upon the submission of the final idea write up and a formal presentation at the Ideas Symposium (virtual or in-person1). Award-winners will have access to mentorship from a broad interdisciplinary network of mentors including scientific and technical support. Award-winners will also have the opportunity to further strengthen their idea, contribute to a global compendium of research ideas, and attract the attention of a wider audience of researchers, trainees, policy-makers, funders and practitioners.

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Application Process

Application Process

Eligible applicants to this competition are required to submit a proposal (maximum 5 pages) of a research idea which directly addresses at least one of the three aforementioned thematic directions, and is informed by the key consideration of ‘building better from COVID 19’. In addition, the applicant can provide the details of up to two co-collaborators (optional) and their affiliations when completing an application form (a copy can be downloaded). Please note that all applicants will retain all intellectual ownership of their idea and will be able to further develop it as they would like. Applicants are not obligated to publish their proposal in the compendium of ideas.

The proposed research idea should be a research topic which explains:

  • a brief overview of the state of knowledge on this research topic;
  • a rationale which explains why and how research on this topic responds to the needs and priorities of the Global South, and how further research could help priority setting with donors;
  • a description of the theory, framework and/or methodological approach which could be used to describe and investigate this priority;
  • clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations of the proposed research;
  • the expected impact of research into this area as well as metrics or approaches that could be used to measure this impact.

 

In addition to this proposal, the CV of the primary applicant and one letter of support from a supervisor or a mentor that can speak to the potential for the idea and the research environment where the doctoral or postdoctoral fellow is based, should be included. Additional figures, frameworks, or scientific references can also be added in the supporting annexes (up to a maximum of three appendices and not included in the proposal page limit).

 

 

Key Dates

 

  • Deadline for submission of research idea: December 11th, 2020
  • Successful applicants will be invited to further their ideas through mentorship: February 2021
  • Ideas Symposium (virtual or in-person): Spring 2021

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fully Funded

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IDRC Research Ideas Competition

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Description

Description

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new Research Ideas Competition to promote health, sustainability and equity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The IDRC, a Canadian Crown corporation, funds research in developing countries to create lasting change on a large scale and supports local organisations in the Global South to generate the evidence that is relevant in their context. The IDRC is working with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Faculty of Arts and Sciences to manage this competition and ensure scientific integrity, ethical oversight and inclusivity. The goal of this competition is to inspire novel research ideas that aim to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability, and/or health, gender and social equity in LMICs. These novel ideas are expected to deliver health and environmental co-benefits by addressing the interlinked nutrition and environmental challenges and knowledge gaps that impede shifts towards healthier and sustainable food systems. These ideas will promote a conceptual understanding of healthy and sustainable food systems and account for the practical realities of their implementation.

This competition aims to:

 

  • Identify novel, solutions-oriented research ideas that promote healthy and sustainable food systems in LMICs;
  • Support interdisciplinary exchange of ideas that draw upon different theories, methodological tools, frameworks, and approaches;
  • Harness lessons from research, civil society and policy spheres which bridge the fields of global health, food systems and environmental sustainability research.

Eligibilities

Eligibilities

The primary applicant for this call must be a Doctoral Student or Post-doctoral Fellow that is
Canadian, permanent resident of Canada, or citizen of LMICs2 enrolled in a doctoral degree or post-doctoral fellowship program at a recognized university

Benefits

Benefits

Award Details: 10 winning applications will receive $10,000 CAD each administered directly to the primary applicant. The award will be provided upon the submission of the final idea write up and a formal presentation at the Ideas Symposium (virtual or in-person1). Award-winners will have access to mentorship from a broad interdisciplinary network of mentors including scientific and technical support. Award-winners will also have the opportunity to further strengthen their idea, contribute to a global compendium of research ideas, and attract the attention of a wider audience of researchers, trainees, policy-makers, funders and practitioners.

Program Venue

Eligible Regions

Eligible Regions

All Regions

Eligible Countries

Eligible Countries

All Countries

Application Process

Application Process

Eligible applicants to this competition are required to submit a proposal (maximum 5 pages) of a research idea which directly addresses at least one of the three aforementioned thematic directions, and is informed by the key consideration of ‘building better from COVID 19’. In addition, the applicant can provide the details of up to two co-collaborators (optional) and their affiliations when completing an application form (a copy can be downloaded). Please note that all applicants will retain all intellectual ownership of their idea and will be able to further develop it as they would like. Applicants are not obligated to publish their proposal in the compendium of ideas.

The proposed research idea should be a research topic which explains:

  • a brief overview of the state of knowledge on this research topic;
  • a rationale which explains why and how research on this topic responds to the needs and priorities of the Global South, and how further research could help priority setting with donors;
  • a description of the theory, framework and/or methodological approach which could be used to describe and investigate this priority;
  • clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations of the proposed research;
  • the expected impact of research into this area as well as metrics or approaches that could be used to measure this impact.

 

In addition to this proposal, the CV of the primary applicant and one letter of support from a supervisor or a mentor that can speak to the potential for the idea and the research environment where the doctoral or postdoctoral fellow is based, should be included. Additional figures, frameworks, or scientific references can also be added in the supporting annexes (up to a maximum of three appendices and not included in the proposal page limit).

 

 

Key Dates

 

  • Deadline for submission of research idea: December 11th, 2020
  • Successful applicants will be invited to further their ideas through mentorship: February 2021
  • Ideas Symposium (virtual or in-person): Spring 2021

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Description

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new Research Ideas Competition to promote health, sustainability and equity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs). The IDRC, a Canadian Crown corporation, funds research in developing countries to create lasting change on a large scale and supports local organisations in the Global South to generate the evidence that is relevant in their context. The IDRC is working with the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Faculty of Arts and Sciences to manage this competition and ensure scientific integrity, ethical oversight and inclusivity. The goal of this competition is to inspire novel research ideas that aim to strengthen policy interventions, population health, environmental sustainability, and/or health, gender and social equity in LMICs. These novel ideas are expected to deliver health and environmental co-benefits by addressing the interlinked nutrition and environmental challenges and knowledge gaps that impede shifts towards healthier and sustainable food systems. These ideas will promote a conceptual understanding of healthy and sustainable food systems and account for the practical realities of their implementation.

This competition aims to:

 

  • Identify novel, solutions-oriented research ideas that promote healthy and sustainable food systems in LMICs;
  • Support interdisciplinary exchange of ideas that draw upon different theories, methodological tools, frameworks, and approaches;
  • Harness lessons from research, civil society and policy spheres which bridge the fields of global health, food systems and environmental sustainability research.

BENIFITS

Award Details: 10 winning applications will receive $10,000 CAD each administered directly to the primary applicant. The award will be provided upon the submission of the final idea write up and a formal presentation at the Ideas Symposium (virtual or in-person1). Award-winners will have access to mentorship from a broad interdisciplinary network of mentors including scientific and technical support. Award-winners will also have the opportunity to further strengthen their idea, contribute to a global compendium of research ideas, and attract the attention of a wider audience of researchers, trainees, policy-makers, funders and practitioners.

Eligibilities

The primary applicant for this call must be a Doctoral Student or Post-doctoral Fellow that is
Canadian, permanent resident of Canada, or citizen of LMICs2 enrolled in a doctoral degree or post-doctoral fellowship program at a recognized university

For Further Queries:

Any inquiries related to the Call and application process should be sent by e-mail to [email protected]

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Eligible applicants to this competition are required to submit a proposal (maximum 5 pages) of a research idea which directly addresses at least one of the three aforementioned thematic directions, and is informed by the key consideration of ‘building better from COVID 19’. In addition, the applicant can provide the details of up to two co-collaborators (optional) and their affiliations when completing an application form (a copy can be downloaded). Please note that all applicants will retain all intellectual ownership of their idea and will be able to further develop it as they would like. Applicants are not obligated to publish their proposal in the compendium of ideas.

The proposed research idea should be a research topic which explains:

  • a brief overview of the state of knowledge on this research topic;
  • a rationale which explains why and how research on this topic responds to the needs and priorities of the Global South, and how further research could help priority setting with donors;
  • a description of the theory, framework and/or methodological approach which could be used to describe and investigate this priority;
  • clarity and appropriateness in addressing the ethical considerations of the proposed research;
  • the expected impact of research into this area as well as metrics or approaches that could be used to measure this impact.

 

In addition to this proposal, the CV of the primary applicant and one letter of support from a supervisor or a mentor that can speak to the potential for the idea and the research environment where the doctoral or postdoctoral fellow is based, should be included. Additional figures, frameworks, or scientific references can also be added in the supporting annexes (up to a maximum of three appendices and not included in the proposal page limit).

 

 

Key Dates

 

  • Deadline for submission of research idea: December 11th, 2020
  • Successful applicants will be invited to further their ideas through mentorship: February 2021
  • Ideas Symposium (virtual or in-person): Spring 2021
Applications will be closed at:
December 11, 2020
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