We are pleased to announce that the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) was just awarded an unprecedented multi-year grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Titled Research to Practice: Strengthening the Contributions of Universities to Evidence-Based Policymaking, the grant will allow ISID to develop innovative methodologies for harnessing university research in the pursuit of better evidence based policies.
As part of the grant, ISID will be awarding 12 Research to Practice Graduate Student Fellowships in Development Studies for thecurrent academic year. Fellowship winners will be given $2000 to produce a policy brief (5-6,000 words) related to one of CIDA’s three broad priorities:
The policy briefs will be published as part of ISID’s new Working Paper series. In addition to being available to the public via ISID’s website, each policy brief will be circulated among CIDA policymakers. CIDA may also invite some Fellows to give brownbag lunch talks in Ottawa. Limited research space at ISID will also be available.
The Fellowships are open to graduate students in any discipline whose research relates to one of the three themes. Interested people should send a short proposal (1 page max.) for a policy brief, their CV and transcripts. While ISID’s Fellowships Committee will provide feedback on the final drafts of each policy brief, it is important that Fellows have a supervisor willing to give appropriate supervision as necessary. Applicants therefore should have their proposed supervisor provide a brief endorsement.
All materials should be sent directly to philip.oxhorn [at] mcgill.ca. The deadline for applications is Oct. 31.