An Opportunity to Win a Research Grant in Innovations in Education Valued CA$15,000in Canada

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2019/09/18
An Opportunity to Win a Research Grant in Innovations in Education Valued CA$15,000in Canada

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 IDRC has launched its research award in innovation in education. It's a one-year paid program to undertake research on the topic you have submitted. you 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 through this year.

Areas of Research:

IDRC is seeking a research award recipient to conduct research on one of the following areas:

  1. The impact of educational innovations (e.g., gaming, data analytics, machine learning ) in Global South contexts.
  2. The role and impact of open educational resources in the Global South.
  3. The role of the data revolution (e.g., big, open, and crowdsourced data, alongside traditional statistics) in helping to make better decisions and ultimately improve the delivery of education.
  4. How to scale education innovations?
  5. How educational innovations advance gender equality, equity and diversity of education in the Global South?

Eligibility Criteria: 

This opportunity is opened 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.

Other eligibility requirements

  • The proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.
  • These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
  • Minimum of a master’s degree in education, computer science, engineering, social sciences, development studies, interdisciplinary studies, or a related field.
  • General interest in research on educational technology, education policy, international development, and/or international and comparative education.
  • Specific interest and experience working in a development organization and/or conducting research or working in a developing country is an asset as well as Strong research, analysis, and writing skills for different audiences (academic, policy, public).
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of French, Spanish, or Portuguese would be an asset.

Your research proposal should demonstrate:

  • Relevance to the theme and one or more of the topics listed in this call.
  • Strong understanding of the broader issues in this thematic area.
  • Ability to outline feasible objectives and a clearly defined research methodology.

Funding:

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.

About IDRC:

IDRC is one of the world’s leaders in generating new knowledge to meet global challenges. It offers 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.

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Eligibility

Nationality
United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia
Country of residence
Any Country
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Research, Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, Sociology, Studying

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Funding
Monthly salary
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Participation fees, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
Canada
Required Documents
CV, Degree Certificate, Copy of Passport, Research Proposal

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Computer and Information Sciences, Psychology and Sociology, Engineering, Educational Science
Educational Level
Master
Required Languages
English
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