IDRC Awards for International Development Journalism
Since 1983 IDRC has supported awards for international journalism: one based with the Gemini News Service in London, England, and one based with L’Agence Periscoop in Montpellier, France. In 2002, IDRC repatriated its journalism awards, attaching them to six Canadian institutions, namely, Carleton University, Concordia University, The University of Western Ontario, Université Laval, University of British Columbia, and most recently Ryerson University.
The competition is organized by the appropriate department in the university and grants for the IDRC
Awards for International Development Journalism are made to the university, instead of to the individual applicant.
Awards are granted to full-time graduate students who are currently enrolled in, or are graduates from the preceding academic year of a Master of Arts in Journalism program, or Graduate Diploma in Journalism, and are based on good academic achievement. These awards are open to Canadians and permanent residents of Canada only. The recipient of the award spends approximately 4-10 months in a developing country to enhance his/her knowledge of international development and international reporting issues. The award of up to $20,000 covers living, research, equipment and travel expenses, while the awardee undertakes field research in the developing country.
Candidates must contact the universities directly.
For more information, visit the websites of the six universities that grant these awards:
Katrina Clarke, The University of Western Ontario
Boris Proulx, Université Laval
Micki Cowan, Carleton University
Shannon Lough, Carleton University
Sarah Cornett, Concordia University
Magally Zelaya, University of British Columbia
: Vancouver, British ColumbiaUniversity
: University of British ColumbiaMary Fowles
Salt Spring Island, British ColumbiaUniversity:
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
University: University of Western Ontario
Hometown: St. John’s, Newfoundland
Aaron Goodman Hometown:
Vancouver, British Columbia
University of British Columbia