NOW OPEN: RFP opportunities at IDRC

International Development Research Centre

Hello Funds Fans!  May your inner researcher rejoice 🙂

The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian Crown corporation established by an act of Parliament in 1970 to help developing countries find solutions to their problems.   IDRC encourages and supports researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face. Their goal is to find ways to reduce poverty, improve health, support innovation, and safeguard the environment.  IDRC offers many competitions and awards for developing-country researchers, institutions, and Canadian researchers.  From supporting research on simple cropping systems to training in grant administration, IDRC funds work that helps developing countries build research capacity—and find answers.

At present, IDRC has two RFP opportunities as follows:

IDRC requests proposals for Consultants to provide three scoping studies on Public-Private Partnerships. Work is expected to start September 2013.  Each applicant must submit a comprehensive and detailed proposal in one, two, or three areas of study (public health, agriculture, or food security), indicating the area(s) for which they are submitting a proposal. Each proposal must include a separate implementation plan and budget for each of the area(s) indicated. Each area of study will be evaluated separately.  Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2013 at 13:00 hours Eastern Standard Time (EST)

In partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre is pleased to launch a call for research proposals on Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW) – generating evidence on women’s economic empowerment, gender equality and growth in low-income countries with a focus on low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.  The program will produce high-quality evidence on three sets of inter-related questions.

The GrOW program will award grants to institutions on a competitive basis.   As a result of this Call, they expect to fund approximately 15 institutions with grants ranging from $ CAD 300,000 to an amount not exceeding $ CAD 1 million.   Projects should be scheduled to be completed within a timeframe of no less than 18 months and not exceeding 36 months, including all research activities and final reporting.  Deadline: October 25, 2013 at 4:59 EDT (Ottawa time)

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