Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Research Ideas Competition

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).

Funding | IDRC - International Development Research Centre

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:

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

Deadline for applications is December 11th 2020.  For more information please contact idrc.researchideas@utoronto.ca

IDRC RESEARCH IDEAS COMPETITION DOCUMENT

IDRC RESEARCH IDEAS APPLICATION FORM

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