NEWS | Call for applications – IDRC Research Awards 2018

Deadline: September 6, 2017

As part of the IDRC Research Awards 2018 call, the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) is recruiting one research award recipient who will conduct research on the consortia model and its merits relative to other program designs. Specifically, CARIAA seeks to better understand the costs and benefits involved in research consortia, including transaction costs of coordinating activities across multiple organizations, as well as the additional value created by working across scales to connect local-level adaptation and global policy processes. Particular areas of interest include: program evaluation to compare CARIAA implementation to initial aspirations; science policy regarding the design and analysis of research portfolios; and the relative merits of different program designs such as research projects, chairs, networks, consortia, and core grants. Comparative examples can be drawn from beyond IDRC and/or beyond climate adaptation. In short, the research award recipient is expected to provide insight on how consortia and alternative research arrangements are suited to contribute to outcomes and make progress on different problems of societal and scientific interest.

The position is based at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada. This call is open to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing OR who have already completed a master’s or a doctoral degree at a recognized university. Research award recipients will undertake a one-year paid program of research focused on at least one developing country and receive hands-on experience in research management from an international perspective.

For more details about the award with CARIAA, follow this link.