Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ECOPOLIS Graduate Research and Design Awards

The International Development Research Centre’s Urban Poverty and Environment Program works with communities, research organizations, and governments in the developing world to improve urban environments and reduce poverty. Partnerships with local institutions are a key goal of these ECOPOLIS awards.

Two types of awards are offered: research awards and design awards.

Research awards will support field expenses for studying a theme included in UPE’s priorities. Learn more about our priorities by visiting our website, www.idrc.ca/upe and following the link to About UPE. Up to five research awards worth a maximum of CA$20,000 each will be granted per year. Design awards must include a research aspect that informs a design project. A design project is one that conceives, lays-out, or prepares something physical that is developed, constructed, implemented, or demonstrated in a developing country.

Up to five Design awards worth a maximum of CA$40,000 each will be granted each year.
This program is open to masters or doctoral candidates who are Canadian citizens, or who have permanent resident status in Canada, or citizens of developing countries. However, the work must be conducted in a developing country.

Research and design themes:
Urban agriculture
Urban water and sanitation
Solid waste management
Vulnerability to natural disasters
Land tenure
Gender as a crosscutting theme

For more information regarding the rules and eligibility requirements:

Contact information:
E-mail: cta@idrc.ca
Telephone: +1 613-236-6163 ext. 2098
Fax: +1 613-567-7748

Complete applications must be received by May 15, 2009
Awards will be announced on or before July 15, 2009
Award tenure should begin by July 15, 2010

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