Canada- Myanmar IDRC Fellowship 2023 for Gender and Development Studies

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Canada-Myanmar IDRC Fellowship is funded under the Knowledge for Democracy- Myanmar Initiative by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in partnership with Global Affairs Canada.

Application Deadline for January 2023 Intake: December 1st, 2022

Application Deadline for August 2023 Intake: May 1st, 2023

For both certificate program and one-year master’s program scholarship, applicants need to apply for the Gender and Development Studies (GDS) under the Department of Development and Sustainability, School of Environment, Resources and Development to be eligible for this scholarship. Please select your academic program carefully when applying for the admission AIT system.

Note: Please contact our staff if you are not sure about which program to apply for.

Eligible Country

Myanmar Only

Application Requirements

  • Must be Myanmar national
  • Have successfully completed a three-year university minimum
  • Have a strong experience of working on gender equality, human rights and justice, peace and security and democracy areas
  • Clearly show motivation and strong commitment. Please include your statement of purpose in the application highlighting your motivation to join the program.
  • Commit to write an editorial/ opinion piece upon completion (for certificate program)/ research brief (for one-year master’s program)
  • Have thorough command of written English (IELTS or AIT-EET 6.0 or above). See eligibility
  • Must fulfill AIT online admission requirements. Applicants must apply to online admission system and pay the processing fee

Female applicants and candidates from different ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. People with professional experiences on gender equality/ development/ human rights are given priority.

Duration and Commencement

Certificate program is for 4 months (January to April/ August to November)

One year master’s is for 12 months (two semesters and one intersemester).

Selection Procedure

*Note: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted by AIT

All further details regarding additional benefits and the additional application processes will be provided after being awarded the scholarship.

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