International Doctoral Research Awards 2022 supports 24 doctoral students

January 23, 2023
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Universities Canada is pleased to confirm the results of the 2022 round of the International Doctoral Research Awards (IDRA), funding that will support 24 doctoral students, studying at 13 Canadian institutions, each receiving up to $20,000.

Funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and administered by Universities Canada, the IDRA supports the development of research skills in Canada and the Global South, to improve the lives of people in the developing world.

The objective of the IDRA program is to strengthen the capacities of emerging researchers at Canadian universities, growing the cohort of researchers able to design, lead and carry out high quality research that contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals and the following development outcome areas:

  • Climate-Resilient Food Systems
  • Democratic and Inclusive Governance
  • Education and Science
  • Global Health
  • Sustainable Inclusive Economies

See the 2022 IDRA recipient profiles.

About IDRC

As part of Canada’s foreign affairs and development efforts, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) champions and funds research and innovation within and alongside developing regions to drive global change. IDRC invests in high-quality research in developing countries, shares knowledge with researchers and policymakers for greater uptake and use and mobilizes their global alliances to build a more sustainable and inclusive world. To learn more visit


About Universities Canada
Universities Canada is the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad, advancing higher education, research and innovation for the benefit of all Canadians.

Media contact:

Lisa Wallace
Assistant Director, Communications
Universities Canada
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