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: 
Award holders

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

Graduate students

Sarah Everts
Hometown: Montréal, Quebec
University: Carleton University

Ayesha Bhatty
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
University: University of British Columbia

Mary Fowles
Hometown: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
University: Concordia University

Nana-aba Duncan
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
University: University of Western Ontario

Roger Samson
Hometown: St. John’s, Newfoundland
University: Carleton University

Aaron Goodman
Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
University: University of British Columbia
Awards for International Development Journalism
IDRC funds researchers in the developing world so they can build healthier, more prosperous societies
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