A Scholarship and Bursary Guide

Canadian Window on International Development Awards

These awards reflect the fact that the boundaries between international development policy and domestic policy increasingly parallel similar problems in developing countries so that both Canada and the less developed countries benefit from research on these issues. The complexities of national economic and social development in Canada are increasingly evident, and are often related to international issues. Similarly Canadian trade, investment, immigration and other policies often affect development in less developed countries. These awards will support research that illustrates these interrelationships. In principle, IDRC supports research on all parts of the developing regions of the world. At this time, Fellowships and Awards is not supporting awards which involve research in Burma, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Eastern Europe or Central Asia.

Amount varies

Deadline (may be subject to change) 
April 1


  • Hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status in Canada, or hold a citizenship of a developing country;
  • Be registered at a Canadian university;
  • Be conducting the proposed research for a doctoral or Master’s dissertation;
  • Must have completed course work and passed comprehensive examinations by the time of the award tenure.
  • Please note: Master’s level students are only eligible to apply for the award pertaining to research into the First Nations or Inuit communities and a developing country.